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Chickens & Pheasants

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicks5, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Chicks5

    Chicks5 In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    We are new "parents" of 6 pheasants and 5 EasterEgger chickens. Soon we will be introducing our 5 chickens with our pheasants. We are planning on placing the chickens in large wire dog crates (with food and water, obviously) so the pheasants can become accustomed to the chickens for at least 2 to 3 days. Is this a good way of introducing the chickens? The coop is 8' X 15' and we have two red heat lamps to keep the coop at least 45 degrees F. during the cold winter. I look forward to reading your words of wisdom on this issue.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us.

    Sorry, no experience with pheasants but sounds interesting.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I really don't have any experience with pheasants either, however I know that when mixing chickens into a chicken flock, the birds should be kept separate in a cage within the flock for nearly 1 month to prevent injury and chaos. You might want to ask this question in our pheasants section for more help with this...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/50/pheasants-and-partridge-chukar

    Enjoy your new flock and welcome to ours!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Welcome to the flock, if your birds are adults, they probably do not need any supplemental heat if they have a draft free, well ventilated coop
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about pheasants (never had any), but definitely post on our pheasant link that TwoCrows has left you with and take advantage of our pheasant experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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