Flight Pen Question

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by UplandJoe, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. UplandJoe

    UplandJoe New Egg

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    Hi all, I'm going to be building a large flight pen with a friend of mine to raise ring-necked pheasants. Most of the designs I have found show a pen with a height of 12ft or less. Are there disadvantages to building a taller pen? We were thinking of possibly building as tall as 20ft to promote stronger flying birds. Are we crazy?
    Thanks for your help,
    Joe
     
  2. Franzen Farms

    Franzen Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think 20' is a bit high but thats just my opinion. I did 14' and keep my grass between 2'-4' and I have no problems with flight.

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  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get your netting from? I have a 40x50 ft. aviary for peafowl with netting over it about 15ft tall and the netting was off of amazon. I have only had the pen for 3 or so years and the netting has been rubbing on the fence, and the posts so I am always repairing it. Also, when we first put it up lots of wild birds would fly into it and so we would have to cut them out leaving holes in the netting too that we would need to repair. We had to put buckets ontop of the posts to keep it from rubbing on the netting causing it to rip. How long has your netting been up? How do you have it attached to the fencing? What are all the dimensions of that pen? I am just getting ideas for pens because I need to make some more and I want to make some ones that will last longer and look nicer. Here is a pic of mine...
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  4. Franzen Farms

    Franzen Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Netting I got from 3T products.I have had this pen up for about 5-6 years now, I used the pvc coated 1" wire for the sides and the heavy knotted 2" for the top.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks!
     
  6. fireflyhatchery

    fireflyhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most pheasants only fly just above prairie grass when hunted and naturally so a taller pen isn't needed. Cost is a disadvantage that could be considered.
     

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