~Junglefowl Thread!~

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Who has Jungle fowl?? I want some, are they easy?


    Thanks

    This is for talking about JUNGLE FOWL ONLY! [​IMG]
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    4,348
    16
    224
    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    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!
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    COOL!
    I lOVE the Grey's!
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Anyone?
     
  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    927
    1
    129
    Jan 16, 2010
    Oklahoma
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    713
    0
    129
    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    I have some red jungle fowl i got at the ohio nationals. I dont breed yet.
     
  7. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  8. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Purdy! [​IMG]
    I am hoping to get a pair this spring.
    Do they crow like a rooster?
     
  9. gino

    gino Out Of The Brooder

    51
    0
    29
    Aug 25, 2010
    [​IMG]


    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.
     
  10. gino

    gino Out Of The Brooder

    51
    0
    29
    Aug 25, 2010
    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.

    http://www.thatquailplace.com/smf/index.php?topic=69.0;wap2
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by