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Bloodied Pheasant....

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Misty Oak Ranch, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Misty Oak Ranch

    Misty Oak Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a trio of Ringnecks, and I had to transport them in a rabbit cage to my house, where they are in a large Quail pen for right now until I get the flight pen finished. While in transit the two hens fluttered around and knocked their beaks and heads on the wire. One lost a few feathers and had some blood, none was running or anything major, and they both had a bit of blood on the top of the beak. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm going to be moving them into a 8'x8'x5' flight pen, might end up bigger than that tho.
     
  2. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you do not have a pheasant transport cage......Try to use a dog/cat kennel crate next time. The lower and darker the better. Our pheasant crates are only about 10 inches high so the birds cannot jump up in the crate and hurt themselves. But if you use a plastic crate......being darker & more concealed the birds remain calmer.

    I would never recommend putting a pheasant in a rabbit cage, a cardboard box with some air holes would be better.
     
  3. Misty Oak Ranch

    Misty Oak Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I was in a hurry, but next time I definitely will use a low crate. I checke d the hen just a few minutes ago, and she was alert and functioning, no new blood or anything. I can't wait to get them into the flight pen so they can fly and have alot of room. My quail pen is about 14" high, I hope that will keep them from getting hurt. They didn't flutter up when I went out.


    Should pheasants be laying right now? The fellow I got them off of showed me eggs that had been laid by htem, and showed me 50 in a bator.
     

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