Just got my first pair of phesants.. now what

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by iajewel, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I recently got a pair of fall(Late Sept) hatched ringneck phesants. I have no idea when they will start laying. What they need to nest etc. They are curently in a natural habitat pen with cedar trees, and man made boxes as well. Any info on how to encourage them to nest and when they might do that would be wonderful.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Still have few more weeks to go, first clutches usually start in April for this species.

    Dan
     
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    They have an evergreen tree (3 of them) nest boxes etc. can you tell me the best thing I can do for them to have a nesting area?
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like you have a good set-up. They'll find the right spot themselves, just give them some privacy and you should be good to go!!

    Dan
     
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Thank you. I will certianly post when the first chicks are hatched.
     
  6. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a hay bale and open it up...fluff it in a pile....they can play in the hay.....go luck... you are ahead of me....wish I had a pair as well.
     

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