blue eared

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by utah impeyan, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. utah impeyan

    utah impeyan Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have a pair of blue eared. That I have had for five years. Yesterday I went out to feed and he had beaten the hen. Scalp her. So I seperated them. She should make it. Just a little beat up. But my question is. Can I put them together again when she heals? Or will he just keep beating her now? Or should I find a new cock bird? Please fill me in with any experiences you have had with this. Thanx
     
  2. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a small pen ?
    Has he done this before ?
    Is there plenty of cover and hiding places for her ?
     
  3. utah impeyan

    utah impeyan Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a 10 x 12 pen. Never had a problem. And their is Christmas trees in there with a roost.
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you can, increase the size, if not - add LOTS of enrichment to the aviary. Give the male some thing else to do, give the hen multiple places to hide. Add brush piles, rocks, logs, different types of food, layers, try to create a natural as aviary as you can. Eared-pheasants are not normally aggressive, they are smart birds who need lots of stimulation.

    Dan
     

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