Ground surface for pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by adriano, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi whats the best ground suface for the following pheasants,

    Reeves, Red golden, Lady amherest, Yellow goldens, and Elliots.

    Grass floor, Gravel or sand floor, Wood shavings or a mixture of all.

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  2. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on geographic location. What part of the country do you live in? How many birds to you expect to house in each run?
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I personally like masonry sand.No bugs or worms like it and it makes the pen look so clean,plus it has very good drainage if it gets wet.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ireland. So Rain Cold Odd sunshine:D

    Pairs and trios etc
     
  5. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I agree with Tony, masonary sand. It will drain well and will be easy for you to rake up the droppings. If you have a lot of clay in your soil where drainage is an issue, you may want to dig down, add some pea gravel a layer of landscape cloth, then the sand.
    Take some pictures and share the progression of your project.
    Good luck!
    Bosque.
     
  6. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use some homemade mulch In my Edwards pens from hardwoods ground up using my 3 point wood chipper.. Bugs don't seem to like hardwood chip, Use mostly oaks Branches..
     
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  7. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Guys
     
  8. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    I love seeing my Silvers in the grass... It just looks so natural.

    i think if the grass ends up dying, Ill probably use sand...




    Good Luck!!

    Jason
     

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