Does anyone have East African Crowned Cranes?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i just love the look of these cool birds. Wondering if anyone has them or has information on how to care for them, their temperament, etc. i did find Murray McMurray sells them, but they are currently sold out.

    Any information would be most appreciated.
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    Ummmmm, well, I can tell you that they are extremely expensive...........
     
  3. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    at the zoo usually
    Our zoo has them, and they are very beautiful.
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i was just looking into what cool birds we might add to our mini zoo, and these guys looked very beautiful. i also like the Victorian Crowned Pigeons, but since i don't have a spare $3k, i have passed on them as an option. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kramer Farms

    Kramer Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very nice birds!!!

    A pair of them would probably run you $2000-2500, so are you really that interested?

    They require a lot of room, atleast a 20 x 30 pen, 50 x 50 is about ideal. They would need a good tight shelter, ours here in Kansas have an insulated building that we can heat in the winter.

    Then they won't breed until they are 5 years old.

    Just a little info.

    Jason

    If you just have some chickens and birds like that I would recommend getting a pair of red golden pheasants to add some color. Or maybe something like the mandarin ducks, which are very colorful and neat birds.
     

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