At what age can Ringnecks be released?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by willow_lane, May 19, 2010.

  1. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    Assuming a person has all of the proper permits for their state, at what age can pheasants be released into the wild? I have read that Quail can be released after 5 to 8 weeks but I have never head of the proper age to release Ringnecks.

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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I what I have heard is 6 to 7 weeks [​IMG]
     
  3. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weather plays an important part. In warm weather we move our pheasants outside at 4-5 weeks. For the best survival rate you would want to put them in a flight pen (something large enough for them to fly some) before releasing so they can strengthen their wings. Same applies to quail.
     

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