Himalayan Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pheasantman606, Jan 9, 2015.

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    pheasantman606 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im thinking about trying to raise and breed Himalayans any info on them is helpful even some pictures of some peoples pens for a idea? Thanks
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not like your regular pheasants.They love to dig so your pen will constantly be turned over.They never really seem to try and dig out,they just love to dig.They lay every 3 days and some are egg eaters so you need to be on top of them.The breed best in pairs.The chicks need to be taught how to eat for a few days.The chicks and young birds need to be in a pen with screenwith absolutely no holes.They are suseptable to west nile and the screen keeps most mosquitoes at bay.After they are full grown size they do not need to be kept in screen pen.They will lay in a basket,but they seem to like a basket they can look over the top to see whats going on.They will also lay on the ground digging a nest pretty deep.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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    Do they ever go broody? Would 1 pair stand a 16x16x8? Im thinking on getting 2 or 3 pairs so i would divide a 48x16 into 3 16x16. Also would eggs be cheaper than the pairs or just buy the pairs? Thanks
     
  4. Tony K T

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    Birds are different just like humans so you will have to see if they will set on their own eggs.As I said there are some that will eat their eggs so keep an eye on them.The 16x16x8 is god for a pair.Now remember if you buy 3 pairs and switch them around you will still end up with related chicks from 2 pair.You will spend a mint buying eggs,shipped eggs do not hatch good.Buy birds,this way you get what you want.You will end up spending hundreds of dollars buying eggs and hoping to get 2 or 3 pairs.Buy from 2 or 3 different breeders and ask if their birds are related to any of your other birds that you have lined up.I think you will be better off with 4 pairs and switch them off then you will get 2 unrelated lines and 2 lines that are 50% related.Unless you can get unrelated from the start then you are ahead of the game.Let us know how yopu make out.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Slist

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    What part of MI are you at
    The MBGBA will have 5 sales this year, there website has the dates


    I have a trio in a 25x25 and a trio in a 20x25

    You can call me, my number is on the MBGBA site

    Steve
    I am in Lowell
     
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    I live in Barry/Eaton County and also steve will you be selling eggs this year? If so how much? I would rather get them from someone local rather than having them shipped across the country. I go to the mbga in Charlotte an have only seen males a couple years back.
     
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    Also thanks Tony K T very helpful information ill be hopefully doing this project within a couple year was just wondering from other people perspectives on these birds.
     
  8. Tony K T

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    You are welcome.There are 5 breeders in Mi listing that they raise impeyans.And I'm sure there are more people that raise them there but do not list or belong to the APWS.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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    Im thinking on looking at eggs so the birds are semi tame but would like to find them local so i do spend hundreds trying to get 1 to hatch lol
     
  10. Tony K T

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    I think your best bet is to buy birds.Not only will you save money,you will get what you want.I know the eggs sell for about 50.00 each and there is no guarantee they will hatch.Say you buy 4 eggs from 4 different breeders.That's 200.00 for each seller,800.00 for all 4 sellers,and you may end up with 2 chicks total.The 800.00 you spent could go towards 2 pairs and you have them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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