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Can jungle fowl be kept with chickens

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Oisin, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Oisin

    Oisin In the Brooder

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    Was going to get a pair of red jungle fowl but as it's coming into winter I keep all my chickens in a barn to stay warm and was wondering can jungle fowl be kept with them or are they like pheasants and die from diease's thanks Oisin
     

  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

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    They are in the same category as pheasants and should be kept separate.Not only will they catch diseases from them they will breed with chickens.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Songster

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    Agreed, even though the jungle fowl are proto-chickens they have not been bred in captivity for centuries like normal chickens and so their immune system is still comparatively weak. Hybridization with chickens is a problem for all jungle fowl species and should definitely be avoided.
     

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