Book on Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Rickey Hunt, May 14, 2010.

  1. Rickey Hunt

    Rickey Hunt New Egg

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    What is the best book on raising and breeding pheasants? Also where can I find it? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Good luck on the book, I looked last year and didn't find anything really worth while. I picked peoples brains here and learned alot, threw in some trial an error and I have a bunch of eggs due to hatch in about 2 weeks. I think the number #1 rule to pheasants is never forget...... "them birds is crazy"

    but once you learn their quirks and how to raise them it's not that hard. I can tell you alot of "what not to do" experience if that helps

    Steve
     
  3. Rickey Hunt

    Rickey Hunt New Egg

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    Thanks, we appreciate any help we can get.
     
  4. Reeves

    Reeves Out Of The Brooder

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    Although I have many, I'll name two here. Good books to have on hand & will answer nearly all questions. If you can find them : both out of print.
    (heard rumors of re-prints though)

    Game Bird Breeders
    Handbook
    by: Allen Woodard, Pran Vohra & Vern Denton
    (Hancock House printing)

    and


    Pheasants of the World
    by : Keith Howman


    Might one day find some on E-Bay or some such place. Your local book store may be able to find them for you as well.
     
  5. Rickey Hunt

    Rickey Hunt New Egg

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    I will look for them. Thanks!
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    "Pheasant Breeding and Care" by Jean Delacour

    I believe its also out-of-print also, but relatively easy to find online.
     
  7. roboboy

    roboboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only book we have (which appears to also be out of print) is Raising Game Birds by Leland B. Hayes and Melba L. Hayes

    I did look on their website and the offer a differnt/new game bird book, don't know what it all covers though.
     
  8. Rickey Hunt

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    Thanks guys! I did find some books on amazon and ordered the book on "Pheasant Breeding and Care". Will try some of the other books as I get time.
     

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