brooder and grow-out Space Question

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by rittert3, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Dose Anybody know where to find info on recomended sq. footage for various gamebirds and ornamental pheasant? I'm looking more for info regarding brooder size and space in grow out pens as I can access this info on for adults but not juvies. But looking for info on pheasant quail and partridge.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    I have seen recommendations of anywhere from 25 sqft per bird on up.
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Try state has their own requirements on ringnecks,here in N.H ornamentals are not required to be permitted,so the sq ft. does not apply.I raise my breeders in 6x12,some in pairs and some in trios.The hens must be happy,I had 6 hens et on their own eggs and got 100% hatch from them.I don't want to talk about my incubator.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  4. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I have spent hours and hours on gbwf and go there to find appropriate sq. ft. for adults and other species info, but where do I find space recomendations for day old to month old chicks and month old to grown size birds? examples amherst & golden pheasant, coturnix quail, chukar, bobwhite, wood ducks and mandrians....

    As a matter of fact I spent a little time in the gbwf fourm and think I recognize your screen name from there, lol
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  5. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It's very simple- the more room the better. If they appear crowded........ then........... they are! There is NO magical number that each bird requires (x) number of square feet. Many factors determine how much room they need.

    Example- I can put 6 young ringnecks in a brood pen (our's are 4 x 8) that were hatched in an incubator, then started in a brooder tub. Those ringnecks will usually start picking on each others feathers before being moved to a larger pen. BUT I can put a broody chicken with 6 to 8 young ringnecks that she hatched and has raised in the same size brood pen and they do not pick on feathers.
  6. chicken danz

    chicken danz Overrun With Chickens

    May 20, 2010
    Quote:I sent you a couple of messages. Check your inbox if you can. I raise pheasant and when they are little they need no more space than a chicken. But as soon as they start growing they will start trampling and picking on each other if they are crowded. I use big (like 40 gallon rubber maid bins with screen tops for them. Up to about a month old or so I can get 20 or so in there.

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