My Husband and I used to do that, my first show horse was a rescue, and one turned out to be my step-daughters best pony ever. We were called by our vet, and then word spread, so we got several 'fosters'. that were seized. It is the BEST feeling when you bond with one.
Just for some background, my DH passed away 12 years ago, we had 6 horses 68 acres, assorted dogs and cats. I ended up selling most of horses and the farm, just could not do it, my mother sick at the time too. Anyway, I am now stuck in suburban sprawl, with two cats and 4 hens. That's my life story.
Good for you, and your pheasants are fabulous!!