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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Jun 27, 2011.
Yes they can be egg eaters.Not all of them will eat eggs,but the only way to find out is leave the egg in the pen.They lay every 3 days not 2 like other species.They also love to dig,so make sure your pen perimeter has an apron around it.Most pheasants are cold hardy,with exceptions to firebacks and peacock pheasants.Impeyans are from the Himilayas so they cold is not a problem with them.They do no do good in extreme heat though.They require more space then ringnecks also.Mine are in a 6x 12 a little small for them,but they do produce.
I'm in N.H,so we have the same weather.Keep them shaded and they will be okay.They are about another half size bigger then ringnecks.They are diggers so you really need to make sure they are wormed,as you should all birds.They may require 1 or 2 more worming treatments.
There are a few breeders in N.C. that raise impeyans.
If you go to www.gbwf.org,you can get lots of info on all species,plus other birds.Click up in the top left hand corner on pheasants and peafowl.