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Do pheasants molt really bad?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BeastyBird, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. BeastyBird

    BeastyBird Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2015
    Everything has been peachy keen with my 14 month old male ring neck pheasant until now, suddenly he is loosing a lot of feathers, his neck looks awful, he eats and acts fine, even still courts his favorite silkie hen, so I am hoping he is just molting. Do pheasants go through a more drastic molt than chickens or does he have a problem? None of my chickens have ever had such patchy feathers.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Yes they look like crap until their new feathers come in.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    It depends on the bird too, some birds molt more gracefully than others. Just keep him well fed with good protein rich foods and he'll be fine.
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Yep, they can look pretty bad! Here's some pics of mine molting now.[​IMG]

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