Guineas and Pheasants...

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Songster
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can I put them together??

have 5 4-day old pheasants and guineas due to hatch mid week....
can I put them together after the guineas are a week old or so??

I have the space that they don't have to be together but wondering...???
 

MarineCorpFarmr

Songster
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we have a dozen mixed guineas 15 pheasants and about 10 chicks all in the brooder together, and they all do fine. they are all with in about 3 weeks of age. hope this helps
 
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PeepsCA

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Mar 28, 2011
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I raised a batch of 13 Ring Neck Pheasants, separately, in a brooder for 4 weeks on 28% protein game bird starter, then in a large pen on 22% protein game bird feed... 4 males 9 Hens. By 6 weeks old they were feather picking, by 8 weeks they were cannibalizing each other.

Being smaller birds I can't imagine they'd go after the Guineas like this, but I can't say from my experience. So you may want to order peepers or bits for them in case they start, or at least be set up to move your Guineas. All I know is if I ever raise Pheasants again, they are getting peepers or bits as soon as I see any feather picking, period.

And all along I had thought that Guineas were the dumbest birds, with the worst anxiety/mental issues... obviously NOT!
 

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