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Do pheasants need a nest box?

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I was wondering if pheasants would use or even like a nest box for laying their eggs? Mine pen has a large indoor section that has dried leaves as bedding.

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Depends on what species of pheasant your talking about, some will use a nest box or basket. In general they will lay there eggs all over the pen. Just make sure you have plenty of hiding places in your pen and cover, lke evergreen branches or if the pen is large tall grasses.
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Thank you I have ring necks. I will add some more branches in there for them.

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Ringnecks tend to lay their eggs anywhere, and usually won't set on a nest...but there are always exceptions to the rule when it comes to ringnecks.
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Always best to give them multiple options for nesting.They will pick the one they feel comfortable with.

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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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