.:I need to know all there is about pheasants? Im getting some in a few months please help:.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Elzy, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Elzy

    Elzy Out Of The Brooder

    Really I just want to know some stuff about pheasants. I know the basics, but I would love to hear from people who have had real experience with pheasants themselves:)

    So basically can you please just leave some fun facts, does and don'ts, advice and what I really want to know is what they eat.

    Thank you, Elzy [​IMG]

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  2. EriRojas

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    Don't house them along with any other poultry such as ducks, chickens, and geese.
     
  3. EriRojas

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    They need about 1.35 square feet per pheasant.
     
  4. Elzy

    Elzy Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you :)
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Im assuming for fun and not production So try and keep only one male to your small bunch and if you have to add a bird to a pen always add the male to the females established pen. Not vice versa or he may kill her. Have plenty of cover so picked on birds can hide .
     
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  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Really?Here in N.H it's 25 sq ft per bird.Quail are 1 sq ft per bird.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. EriRojas

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    Yeah I think it just all depends on state regulations. Quail here have half a feet requirement and chukars have like 1 feet requirement. Idk it's really confusing at first because every state has different laws. And also it depends on the type pheasant. Theres smaller pheasants that are selectively breed for smaller bodies and greater flying capablilties. I got the info for me out of the UC Davis Ag Department. So I am assuming it's correct...
     
  8. EriRojas

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    Oh also another tip out Specs on the males! In college last semester we did it to the aggressive females too. We speced all the birds at the age of 5 weeks I believe? I do mine around that time too. Spec the males.
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Well we all know what happens when you crowd ringnecks.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. Elzy

    Elzy Out Of The Brooder

    haha thank you everyone:)
     

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