Keeping Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Nickeyo, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking of getting some pheasants, probably ring necks, and was wondering how they do survival wise. I live in England and wanted to how they do free range. I was hoping I could lock them up in my hay barn at night and release them completely free range in the day. I would feed them but I wanted to know if they would come back each night or if they would leave and go feral. How do they fair predator wise, we only have foxes, badgers and buzzards around here.
     
  2. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are not fenced in, you'll never see them again. They are not like chickens where they will come back.
     
  3. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, will guinea fowl come back
     
  4. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of people training guinea fowl to sleep near their house. But they could still fly/wander away.
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    The guineas will stay but the pheasants will fly the coop.
     
  6. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get the guinea's as babies and raise them in the coop they will be living in they will come back at night if you free range them. If you get adults though you're running a risk of them leaving and not coming back.
     
  7. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Good point Mahlziet! I should have continued on with saying keep adults penned up for a couple a months after you get them so they get used to the general area.
     
  8. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    So a it lik new chickens with guineas, if adults keep them penned until they learn where home is
     
  9. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but I would leave the guineas locked up longer than you would chickens. I find they are bigger wanderers than chickens.
     
  10. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thank you
     

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