Golden Pheasant found Dead in pen

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by dlroeske, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. dlroeske

    dlroeske New Egg

    Oct 11, 2016
    I went to let out my birds and found my male Golden dead. The pens are completely enclosed and the flyways during the day have netting to protect them. He was fine the day before. He was running around as usual the day before. When I picked him up I noticed he had blood coming out both eyes. The female seems to be fine. Any ideas? I have other pheasants in pens and runs next to this one and they are fine. So frustrating. Been so careful with these birds.
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Something may have spooked him and he hit his head on the top of the pen.Check his head good to see if there are any cuts.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    I agree I've had it happen a couple times over the years. Best way to prevent it is to give the birds lots of hiding places so they can feel less exposed as well as potentially putting a tarp or "blinder" on the side of the coop so he birds don't see out of the pen at ground level.

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