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post #31 of 36
No they likely will not be fertile next year. The only way to get fertile eggs would be putting the hen with a mature male. Since your male would only be one next year, he will not be ready to breed. At two years of age he will be in full breeding plumage and capable of fertilizing eggs. And yes, a chicken style best box will work. My ruffed pheasant hens are very accepting of nest boxes whether they are on the ground, mid level, or a few feet off of the ground.
Edited by Blue Creek - 10/1/15 at 7:40pm

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Thanks for all the info! I'll be sure to let you know if I have anymore questions! wink.png
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We're headed to go get the pheasants! smile.png Are they easy to tame?
post #34 of 36
Congrats! How tame they are depends on a few factors. The major factors that play into this are how the birds are when you get them and how much time you put into them. I have purchased very wild tragopans that have tamed down readily, but tragopans are a calm species. Ruffed pheasants do not tame down as easily from my experiences.

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Okay. So if they're Wild would the best way to tame them down would be to give em lots of treats and spend lots of time with them? Like chickens. What kind of treats do they like?
Edited by Mary Coleman - 10/3/15 at 12:17pm
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Yes that would be the way to tame them down. Any fruits will get their attention; mine especially love watermelon. If you get some wild bird seed they would enjoy that. Fresh greens are also something you can offer them. In moderation, you could give some mealworms as well.

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