Amherst Aviary Size

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Andrew Larson, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Andrew Larson

    Andrew Larson Out Of The Brooder

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    Is a 12 by 8 by 7ft. high a big enough space for a pair of Lady Amherst Pheasants?
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    My pen is 6x12x8 and it houses a trio just fine,but bigger is always better.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. Andrew Larson

    Andrew Larson Out Of The Brooder

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    Are smaller pens a problem if you have jumpy pheasants because when you go in there they dont have anywhere to go? I take care of my boss' pheasants sometimes and his Firebacks freak out when I clean in there and I can't really move around well without them flying around.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's a wide open pen,yes they do seem a little jumpy.They need a place to hide.I lean a xmas tree in a corner,and pieces of plywood leaned on the side of their pen.it keeps them very calm.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. user66647

    user66647 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No no no the whole purpose of keeping pheasants is to look at them, plywood and a christmas tree will be an eyesore, (no offense tony tk)

    I would just heavily plant the aviary with all kinds of ornamental grasses and a few bushes. make sure none of them are poisnous though, also I would make the aviary twenty by fifteen feet long, it's best for the birds.
     
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