Checking the Chicken Nest.. Its about that time... Phesants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by texascowboy1979, May 28, 2010.

  1. So I have some Silver Pheasant eggs under a special Chicken... its about that time for them to start hatching.... but unfortunaltly... i cant check... My "SPECIAL" chicken is a devoted mother, defend to the death... ill kill my eggs before I let you take them chicken...

    If you try to stick your hand in the nesting box... she screams blood murder and stomps arround and normally breaks the eggs... and then if that dont work to deter you.. she flys out of the nest and goes for your face, legs and arms... She's very agressive...

    any recommendations... or do i just wait for the pheasants to come out on there own?
  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    I would just let her have them. if she is that good a mom nothing is going to both those chicks without you knowing about it. You seeing the eggs, a pip, etc wont help anything or change what you would do. Her breaking them so you can see them is even worse. I'd let her be and be excited when the babies are chirping.

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