Golden Pheasants are pretty easy to raise. Chicks need 24% Gamebird Starter, and fresh water at ALL times. I like to put marbles in the waterer to prevent drowning. They can go outside in a grow-out pen at 6 wks. of age. They are the best pheasant breed for beginners and are quite tame! They weigh about 2 pounds at maturity, and they are ORNAMENTAL pheasants. They don't need any special housing, just a run covered with wire, and a doghouse like shelter. They are somewhat loud in breeding season (males)Breeding season lasts a few months. And best kept in pairs, trios, or 1 male to 3 hens.