I need a pheasant expert!!

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by patyrdz, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I have my little silver pheasant chick, and i was wondering if I can mix turkey starter and chick starter for it, or do I have to buy game bird feed? Here is what I have on hand...flight developer...Turkey starter...unmedicated and medicated chick feed.
    Please help, I don't want to kill it! Thanks:)
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed mine gamebird starter crumbles unmedicated.And once a week I give them a dose of vitamins and electrolytes in their drinking water.
    I think it would be best to buy them gamebird crumbles.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    A turkey starter of 28% would be fine for younger gamebirds. How old is it? you could also feed it a 24% meat-bird starter which is what I use. So, do not buy anything because I think your turkey starter should be fine. [​IMG]
     
  4. turkey crazy

    turkey crazy New Egg

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    i bought turkey quail feed at tractor supply aty 24 % unmedicated say on the bag
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
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    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Agree the turkey starter will be great.
     
  7. foxonfire

    foxonfire Out Of The Brooder

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    I have another question for those who are pheasant experts...

    I had a RN pheasant chick who unfortunately just died. It seemed like his beak was rotting off. It was the only pheasant chick who hatched, so I was keeping him with my quail chicks. What went wrong- why would his beak rot off? The problem place was where his beak met his face where his nostrils should be.

    Should I have not kept him with the other chicks? He was doing fine, until last week and I didn't see any picking or bullying. I keep everybody on pine shavings too, should I do wire for the pheasants?

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Quote:Agree the turkey starter will be great.

    Thank you!!![​IMG]
     

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