how many pounds of feed to get a pheasant to 6 months?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Pheasant283, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Pheasant283

    Pheasant283 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    Just wondering if any one has an estimate of how many pounds of feed it takes to get a rooster ringneck pheasant to 6 months of age? Also what is an estimate on the current price of pheasant feed?
  2. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    Queen Creek AZ
    I've never kept up on the feed intake of younger birds, but for the adults I have around 200 pheasants (mature) and go through about 150 lbs. of feed a week. A little less in the summer months. Right now I'm paying $18.75 per 50 lb. bag of Purena Game Bird Chow. I mix scratch grain with it at 10% ratio. I guess that comes out to about 3/4 lb. per mature bird per week and my birds are never without feed and usually have about 85% hatch rate.
  3. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I raised the baby pheasants to about 3 months old I just used the 50lbs bag of starter/grower and I didnt have to buy a new bag, I started mixing in cracked corn an watermelon for them at that point. So for a handful of birds you dont go threw alot of feed.

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