Can I raise Pheasant or any other game bird in with chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by paprikash, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. paprikash

    paprikash Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to add a pheasant or chukar or other game bird in with my flock of 7 hens. I would even be open to a wild turkey hen. Do they normally get along? Is there any issue with health or do I need to treat them different?
     
  2. Joshw

    Joshw Out Of The Brooder

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    That's not a good idea, but possible. I know of people that let their turkeys run with chickens.
    but there are diseases that won't hurt a chicken that will kill turkeys and pheasant. so you are
    taking a big risk of losing some birds. Also a pheasant will fight with chickens and probably kill
    some. Chukars are very susceptible to worms so if you raise them on the ground you have to worm
    them very regularly. So my advice would be to keep them separate and keeps chukars off the ground.
    pay attention to pen size with pheasant as well. You have to give them much more room than a chicken
    or they will fight each other.
     
  3. Bob White quail

    Bob White quail Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep all my birds together quail,pheasants,and dives they don't fight or pick but make sure they have enough room and food and cover what kind of pheasants do you have are there any black pheasant hens.
     

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