eggs are hatching

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by 3forfree, May 17, 2010.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally, these eggs have been in the bater with some duck eggs, and recently after a storm, 2 robin eggs. Grandson woke me at 2:30am to tell me one of the pheasants had hatched. There are some others that have pipped, but so far this one is by itself. What's the best feed to get for them. I've read where chicken starter is good for pheasants, is that right. Have never been able to candle the pheasant eggs, but have been watching the duck eggs, and one had activity in it, and the others never developed, so I had hopes that the duck would hatch.
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  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Some kind of high protein gamebird starter is best for pheasants.
     
  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got some turkey starter today, will they start to eat and drink on their own, or is there something I need to do.l
     
  4. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting marbles or rocks in their water for the first few days. You can put feed on a small piece of cardboard or paper towel with something shiny for them to pick at, like a large paper clip or something too large for them to eat. Keep the brooder warm 95-100 degrees for at least the first week, then 90-95 degrees afterwards and allow them plenty of room to move towards or away from the heat lamp. Also, they do like to pick at small shavings, so make sure the shavings are't too finely shredded.
     

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