Clueless about our New Guy

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Testosterhome, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Testosterhome

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    So this gorgeous guy was abandoned at my mother's rental property. We have a coop with a pretty large run for our 11 chicks. Would we be able to put them together? I am a beginner with chickens, but totally clueless with the new guy! Any advice would be so much appreciated.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    He looks like a lady Amherst. I don't raise pheasants, but I did do a small stint of ownership when I rescued one from a bad place. What I learned in that time is that they shouldn't be kept with chickens - chickens can carry diseases that don't affect them but are deadly to pheasants. Pheasants also require game bird feed. They can fly, so they need a totally enclosed pen. Hopefully someone else who knows more will chime in soon!
     
  3. Tony K T

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    You got it right.We are making a difference here.Now spread the word so we can save these birds from disappearing.He actually looks like a pretty good bird.Just going by the breast with no red in it and just a hint of red at the base of the tail.
    In N.H.,Tony
     
  4. Testosterhome

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    Any idea of where/how to rehome him if we cannot accommodate?
     
  5. meendog10

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    Put him on craigslist or take him to an auction. I wouldn't put him with chickens, especially chicks.
     
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  6. Tony K T

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    Wish I was near you,I would gladly take him and give him a home with a bunch of ladies.Did you try contacting the renter?I hope he/she(the renter)doen't make a habit of leaving live birds,animals behind when he/she moves.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. mrwoodboat

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    it would help if we knew your location-
     
  8. maxsgoldens

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    So long as your birds have no disease and you keep all your birds regularly wormed and their pen clean he should be fine. I know domestic poultry can carry diseases but so can wild birds etc. Just so long as your husbandry is up to scratch he most likely wouldn't be affected
     
  9. Testosterhome

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    We're in GA. They technically have until Saturday to get him, but I am really not holding out much hope. They left behind about 30 chickens, a goat, and a pig. They came for their two horses yesterday.
     
  10. Tony K T

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    Any progess?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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