Chickens and Pheasants?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chicken4prez, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    I was wondering if you could keep pheasants and chickens together. I was told that you couldn't because pheasants needed more fat but I wanted to make sure.
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Flock Master

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Never heard that pheasants need more fat? Pheasants require more protein than chickens (16% for chickens versus 24% and higher for pheasants) Pheasants also require more space than chickens. Chickens and pheasants should not be kept in the same enclosure because of disease. Chickens carry dieases that they can tolerate but will kill a pheasant. If you raise chickens or other poultry they should be seperated by a pretty fair distance away from any pheasant enclosure. Biosecurity is paramount when raising pheasants or any other poultry for that matter, biosecurity should be number 1.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
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  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Well put sir.
    In N.H.,Tony.

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