I'm considering breeding pheasants?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Garjzla, May 16, 2016.

  1. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    I love birds, and I'm going to go into breeding. I'm a fancy bird type of person, and am usually looking for the unique species or breeds.

    I've seen people who own pheasants, and I've seen pheasants at shows. They caught my eye, but I know why most people own them (for meat).

    They're so beautiful, that I wouldn't want to own them for meat. I'd like to keep them either in a very large pen or running around my yard. And I'd own them for breeding.

    But I can't really find too much information about keeping pheasants as pets.

    If I clipped their wings, would they stick around? I'd love to have such a beautiful bird in my yard.

    Basically, I'm looking for all the information I can about them. When they breed, can the eggs be incubated, their temperament, are they tamable, what's a good price for them, do they stick around like chickens?

    They're gorgeous birds, and I hope you can keep them for something other than meat (not judging anyone who does keep them for meat![​IMG])
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I've only had them when I was young. They need a top on their pen. For breeding, they'll require quite a large flight cage that is covered with poultry netting. These pens need to be huge.
    Covered pens are expensive. That's the most expensive part of the deal.
    You'll need 15'-20' square per bird with lots of cover in the pen. You'll need one of these pens for each breed.
    https://www.pheasant.com/resources/rearingtips.aspx
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    So you haven't seen the other 42 breeds of pheasants?I will m you a site were you an see pics of all true pheasant breeds.Clipping their wings will just help predators to an easy meal.If your planning on raising them you need to do it right to proect them from predators.They need to be in a covered pen,either with wire,wood or metal to protect them from the sky predators.The bigger the pen the better.If you want to raise ringnecks you will have to check with your local fish and game as each state has their own regulations and most if not all states require permits.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  4. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks!

    I'll check, if I decide to get ringnecks. But I'm sure that with 42 other breeds there's something else I could settle with, if I even get pheasants.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's a few of mine.These pics are a little old but I still have all but the Mikado.I am looking for a Mikado male if anyone knows where I mind find one this time of year.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  6. Kevin hendricks

    Kevin hendricks Out Of The Brooder

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    Tony,Don Butler here in nc has one
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Great I'll give him a call.Thank you.
    In N.H.,T
     
  8. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about getting Golden Pheasants?
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you looking for goldens?Red or yellow?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No mate I'm not, thanks anyway:)
     

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