Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pa1946, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. pa1946

    pa1946 New Egg

    Jan 19, 2017
    Thanks for the advice so far tony, kevin an birdmanmax, there seems to be agreement that goldens are the best type of pheasant if someone wants broody hens. so my next question is will goldens hatch an raise other types of pheasants? after reading several other posts talking about some pheasants will only lay 2 or 3 eggs in a clutch or that some breeds of pheasants seldom go broody, would it be best to have goldens raise other types of pheasants. would this be a good or bad ideal ? thanks for any help
  2. Kevin hendricks

    Kevin hendricks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2014
    Some pheasants will abandon the nest if you mess with them once they set , goldens are pretty laid back so i would think they would accept anything , i knew a guy that used swinhoe hens to hatch his satyr eggs , i personally use bantam hens and incubator , r com mx 50 and a graumbach s83
  3. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2014
    I have noticed that my GP-hens will often relocate if I disturb "rob" the nest and sometimes its a game of hide-n-seek. So if you can plant them without any disturbance, they should treat them like their own.

    I incubate the eggs so I don't have to worry about a broody bird.

    Problem solved until the thunderstorms knock out the electricity! lol.

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