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Do pheasants need a nest box?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Cindy07, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Cindy07

    Cindy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if pheasants would use or even like a nest box for laying their eggs? Mine pen has a large indoor section that has dried leaves as bedding.
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on what species of pheasant your talking about, some will use a nest box or basket. In general they will lay there eggs all over the pen. Just make sure you have plenty of hiding places in your pen and cover, lke evergreen branches or if the pen is large tall grasses.
     
  3. Cindy07

    Cindy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I have ring necks. I will add some more branches in there for them.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ringnecks tend to lay their eggs anywhere, and usually won't set on a nest...but there are always exceptions to the rule when it comes to ringnecks.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Always best to give them multiple options for nesting.They will pick the one they feel comfortable with.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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