Lady Amherst Care Please.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Airedale, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Airedale

    Airedale Hatching

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    I am thinking of starting to raise birds, and these BEAUTIFUL birds keep catching my eye. But I need more info on them. The info I have found is limited to say the least.

    1. How large of a run/aviary would a pair of them need to be?

    2. What is the minimum space required for each bird?

    3. What type of feed do they need?

    4. How do I build their aviary?

    5. How cold resistant are they?

    6. What is a good website/company to purchase them from?

    7. Do any of you have books, or other info sources I can look at?

    Thank you,

    Jim AKA Airedale
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Here is a good site. http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/amherst.html
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    this helps. I do know someone that has his (up to 4 birds) in a 10X10 pen and they are cold hardy. At least here in TN. Hasnt been cold enough to bother them yet. Its been down to 3* at night. He feeds his game bird feed. As far as the aviary, he has 10x10 chain link dog lots, with chicken wire over the tops. And 3 or 4 ft of them top has tin on it. They do just fine.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    I will try my best

    1. How large of a run/aviary would a pair of them need to be?
    I keep my trio in a 10 x 20 pen

    2. What is the minimum space required for each bird?
    I would suggest they have a larger pen because they are somewhat flighty and the males tail needs more room

    3. What type of feed do they need?
    Basic game bird feed

    4. How do I build their aviary?
    What I did is put some posts in the ground then went around it with 4' welded wire and 2' chicken wire at the top. I covered the top with netting I got on ebay. I planted many bushes in the pen and put some dead trees in the pen for them to hide in/perch on

    5. How cold resistant are they?
    They did just fine here in Northeastern Washington when we down to -20

    6. What is a good website/company to purchase them from?
    There are many sites. I would suggest checking GBWF's forum because there are some great birds that people sell there and they know what they are talking about.
     
  4. kenny671

    kenny671 Chirping 10 Years

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    what is the gbws forum
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Quote:Its a game bird website. www.gbwf.org

    Edited, Sorry I had a bad link. The link now works. OOOPS:(
     
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  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing 10 Years

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    There is a new address for the gbwf.It is www.gbwf.org/phpBB3.I believe the old board has been closed.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

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    I plan to leave the old forum up, just for the information that has been posted over the years, but will begin to lock the posting up soon.

    http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB3/index.php

    Dan
     

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