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Breeding pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Thegamekeeper, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Do pheasants breed on the ground or do they need a nest box?

    Thanks,
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    They breed on the ground and lay eggs in the nest.
    What breeds do you have?
    Any more breeding questions?
     
  3. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    As far as I know all pheasants breed on the ground but I believe all but the tragopans nest on the ground. I am not sure though, I have little experience but hopefully someone else will lend their insight.
     
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  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:TOBY, YOU'RE DOING IT AGAIN!
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:MOST PHEASANT SPECES ARE GROUND NESTERS... THEY PREFER TO SELECT WHAT THEY FEEL IS THE SAFEST SPOT WITHIN THEIR DOMAIN AND WILL SCRATCH OUT A SHALLOW DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND LAY/ BROOD THERE IF ALLOWED AND BROODY.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Give them choices,both on the ground with tree branches and baskets and boxes hanging.They will choose their spot.Just make sure you have them in before they start to lay.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
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    Sorry JJ,
    Some breeder we bought them from told me that!!
     
  8. Thegamekeeper

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    Thanks for that people.
    Ive got a pair of golderns. [​IMG]
     
  9. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    When given the chance, over 50% will nest off the ground. Our Tragopans have always only nested off the ground.

    For pheasant nests off the ground a basket or box that is open topped should be used. We use plastic rubbermaid tubs as nest for our's. We place about 2 inches of sand in the bottom of the tub and then some straw and wood shavings. The sand works to keep the corners full & keep the hen from digging down to the plastic so the eggs are not rolling around.
     
  10. Thegamekeeper

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    Hi,

    Thanks for that. [​IMG]
     

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