gifted pheasant?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by nikki1496, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    I was given a pheasant last night by someone who saved him from being killed. I know some but not alot. He's a make ring neck pheasant and looks like he's molting? He still looks like a poult any advice would be great
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    What kinda advice you looking for?He needs to be in a covered pen or he will fly off.He needs a gamebird feed.He can not live with chickens,best that he is not kept close to them.His perches need to be out of reach for predators to reach in and grab him.Fresh water,wormed 2 times per year.They love fruits,veggies,mealworms,insects,peanuts(unsalted only).You may want to give him some suet to help feather growth.Any other ?'s feel free to ask.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    Hes inside atm because hes in a bad stress induced molt. Why cant he be around chickens? And what about ducks?
     
  4. BantamSlave02

    BantamSlave02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure pheasants can get coryza from chickens like coturnix quail.
     
  5. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    None of my birds have corzya i had one but he was kept away from everyone else. This guy may not go out with them anyway
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens carry diseases that they can handle,but will kill a pheasant.Pheasants get more stress from being moved around.Place in a pen where you plan to keep him and he will get use to his surrounding and know that he will be safe.They should not be around ducks either as they are always mudding their pen up and this will not be good for your pheasant.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    Alright ill give him his own pen. Can you tell age from a pic?
     
  8. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    Hes holding this wing weird any ideas why? [​IMG]
    And is this molting or normal?? [​IMG]
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  9. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    Do pheasants hiss??
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    The only way you can tell the age is if it was banded when hatched.Yes they do hiss.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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