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Chinese Ringneck Pheasants?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by NewHopePoultry, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I found an ad on craigslist for 8 month old Chinese Ringneck Pheasants for $15 each.
    The guy has hundreds of them in a 330 ft long by 110 ft wide 12 ft sides and 20 ft center flight pen.
    Any ways, what are Chinese Ringneck Pheasants used for?
    Are they hard to keep?
    What do you need for them?
     
  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Quote:Alot of people eat them
    Not that bad to keep
    you need space for them

    Around here they sell for $6-12 each at that age and depending on how close it is to thanksgiving or christmas
     
  3. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of people around here also buy to release and hunt. We usually sell ours for $8 this time of year.

    They are a good start for someone raising pheasants for the first time as they are a pretty hardy pheasant breed. They need a higher protein feed than chicken - gamebird feed (around 22%) for adults and gamebird starter (around 28%) for chicks. Cannot keep too many males together during breeding season as they will fight. One male can breed 8-10 hens sufficiently. Incubation time on eggs is 23 days. Hens start laying in March here and will lay through most of the summer if you pull the eggs. As previously said they do need some space with netting preferable on top of the pen as they will sometimes fly up into it.
     

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