Anyone have a pheasant?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HilltopFarm, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2009
    The Garden State
    A friend of mine has about 50 chickens, random breeds, some bantams. He has a pheasant in one of his pens with the chickens. Does anyone else have one and how does having a pheasant affect the flock?
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I have a silver pheasant that was raised with my peacocks. They free ranged during the day and slept with the chickens at night. He has his girls now, so he has his own pen. I also hatched and raised two ringneck males with my chickens until they got girlfriends. I never had a problem. I never let the ringnecks free range, but the silver was sooo funny to watch![​IMG]
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    my aunt Marlene has pheasants and she keeps them with her chickens. they ignore each other profusely but don't shy away from each other. she has a really big, high, covered run so that the pheasants can stretch their wings. they seem to get along more or less.
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ringneck roosters will sometimes cross-breed with chickens. We have a visitor who dances for our hens...

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