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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Feb 21, 2011.
Who has Jungle fowl?? I want some, are they easy?
This is for talking about JUNGLE FOWL ONLY!
Ohh I'm looking forward to this thread! There is a trio of jungle-fowl on featherauction.com and a pair of grey junglefowl there too!
I lOVE the Grey's!
We raise the Grey Jungle Fowl, I haven't found it any harder then raising Exotic Pheasant. We should have some for sale this year if everything works out right they will be $100.00 a pair.
I have some red jungle fowl i got at the ohio nationals. I dont breed yet.
I don't have any pures at the moment, but I have a whole lot of chickens that are 1/4 Grey Junglefowl, and you can sure see it in them. very interesting birds.
click to see a video of one of my roosters.
I am hoping to get a pair this spring.
Do they crow like a rooster?
I have four grey jungle fowl. I started with three last spring. One of my hens laid four eggs, two hatched, one survived. They seem to like Boise, Idaho. Its cold here so I give them a heated coup and keep them in when its below freezing. Very restless birds, especially the cocks. They haven't been too difficult, I guess the comparison to pheasants is probably pretty close. I haven't raised pheasants but I know that jungle fowl are a bit wild and they can fly. They require a higher protein diet and like to perch high. They scratch more then regular chickens. As far as crowing goes I have heard that they can make a lot of noise, but mine have not. I believe that is because there isn't any other cocks around for him to talk to. I have heard his crow a couple of times, but usually in the morning. It sounds more like a dog yelp than a regular chicken.
The surviving chick from last year was a cock and I think he may have to leave this summer. I may also have some chicks by mid summer as well, but will probably raise them for a few months. Let me know if you're interested.
I found this link and it give a very practicle insight into raising grey jungle fowl. Note that if you live a northern climate (as I do) you should provide heat for them. While they are pretty hardy I don't think they would do well below 20 degrees. Likewise, I have heard that hey don't do well in dry climates. I live in Boise, which is a desert, so I try to bring up the humidity in their run with misters and lots of water. Hope this helps.