Anyone house Pheasants and chickens together...??

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by SamG347, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    And before anyone starts yes I know that it is not "reccomended" but I know many people that have done it succesfully. I've be contimplating having a couple ringnecks in with my chickens. Consider the amount of coop space I have now that I only have 6 chickens and also the amount of RUN space.
    Please post pics of your birds if you do have them housed together.
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    My experience was that after I hatched them together, in the brooder, the phesants picked at the chicks like crazy! They were all over them, far more active than the chicks. So, I guess as babies, I would split them in the future.
    Not sure how they do as adults. Good luck!
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I ouldn't reommend it. Blackhead can be spread but more importantly the pheasants need their own "area"
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Yah it's just an idea....not sure if I'm going to. Might just have to make an area for pheasants if I decide to get some.
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Well since you said that you had a lot of space, maybe you could section it off 50/50 maybe with chicken wire or wire, two seperate runs
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Since i seen your place...if you can i'd separate them at first, and intergrate them slowly and see how it goes. could be possible. [​IMG] Or integrate them at first but possibly be prepaired to separate them? I think you have more than enough room to do it that there shouldnt be too many problems...but then again I know nothing really about the pheasant temperment [​IMG]
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    When I was a kid, We put a couple of pheasant hens and a pheasant rooster in our coop with our chickens one winter.

    All of the pheasants died.

    Just my experience.
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    My grandfather raised several varieties of pheasants a few years back. They had a large aviary and were very skittish and flighty. Just from the way they acted alone, I wouldn't put them with chickens.

    Your call though. Good luck [​IMG]
  9. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    Momma Has placed chickens in with my ringnecks because the were new and they got picked on by her other chickens, then she tossed them out when, my hatch was bigger and they went in with the ringnecks, Right now the the Ringnecks only has on escape artist with them and the The Red & Yellow Goden has a rooster and 3 hens in with them because they can't escape because it is enclosed. If they would not escape they would be in our big pen that is open topped with the rest of the chickens. She wants to cull the roo and clip the hens but clipping does not always work!! The Pheasants are mine the chickens are hers, I wished they were not in there!! But I can't fuse because I can't get down there to help feed, and chase them back in the pens right Now!


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