Do I Need Trees in my pheasant coop??

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by toejam, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    I was looking at some people's pics of coops and most have tree branches. My coop does not. So I was wondering if I needed trees?? I have a pair of Chinaese ringnecks... if that helps at all.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not needed,but your birds will love to hide in them.It also helps to keep them calm if they have a place to hide.
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  3. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    okay thank you so much. Anyone else????
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Have to fully agree with Tony, not required, but any ground cover or trees, even just a log or something will go a long way in calming them down, and making them feel more secure, and happy pheasants breed best, worried stressed out ones seldom do....
     
  5. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    OKay, well mine are in one of those outside dog kennels( Only have a pair) so if I can get a small enough part of a tree it will work.
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yea, anything for cover is always a plus when it comes to pheasants, even if it's just a sheet of tin, or an old christmas tree...
     
  7. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Okay, thanks everyone, now I have something else to do.
     
  8. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use one of the 40-50 gallon black plastic tree pots turned upside down with a "door" cut out of the side. My pheasants seem to really like them. They always seem to make their nests in them.
     
  9. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    what type of pheasant? Some totally prefer to roost and some like the ground
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I cut bamboo chutes & poke in the ground so they have "bushes" to go in & out of. I also have several branches hanging for roosts. I have rock "benches" they like to lay eggs under. I try to make it as natural as possible.







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