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Advice on keeping pheasants throw a Canadian winter

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by bribre, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello fellow BYC members!!

    I'd like some advice on keeping ringneck pheasants throw the winter. I know pheasants are cold hearty but how cold is too cold! Out herein Alberta Canada it's not unusual for it to get as cold as -40 Celsius. This will be my first winter with pheasants as I just got them this past spring. I have two hens and a roo. There coop there staying in now is far from ideal but it's all I have to work with until next spring. I wasn't planing on giving them a heat lamp but I can if need be.

    Thank you for any and all advice!![​IMG]
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't give them any heat.Poly around their pen but leave a little opening so fresh air gets in but don't let it get to where they roost.They can tolerate cold temps.If you provide heat they may go into a molt and they will not generate the proper amount of down that keeps them warm in the colder months.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Tony for the fast response! That's exactly the advice I needed! I'll put some plastic up first thing tomorrow. Do you think a heated dog dish would benefit them or should I just stick with replacing there frozen water with fresh water ones a day?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They don't drink very much in cold weather so either way you choose, as long as it's available daily.
    In N.H.,Tony,
     

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