Lady Amherst Ornamental Pheasant Feeds

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BEEMAN0852, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. BEEMAN0852

    BEEMAN0852 Out Of The Brooder

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    :/Can any members suggest what is the best feed to feed juvenile Lady Amherst pheasants that are between 4 to 6 months old? Also if the Lousiana members can advise where is the best place to purchase ornamental pheasant feed around the area of Franklin, Louisiana? I use to purchase it in Abbeville, LA but the store has closed/moved and I am unable to get it there now. I have been buying gamebird feed for the store in New Iberia, LA but the feed from Abbeville, LA was a better quality feed. I would appreciate any Louisiana member who can give me a lead on good Ornamental pheasant feed in my area.[​IMG]
     
  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would probably just feed an additive free scratch grain. Check local co-ops and farm stores.
     
  3. BEEMAN0852

    BEEMAN0852 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks rittert3

    I was considering getting some hen scratch to supplement their diet anyway. The feed store near me has a pretty good brand of hen scratch. I raised ornamental pheasants years ago and fed them pheasant crumbs nd pellets along with hen scratch. I added treats once in a while like fruit, and olther things.
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious. What kinds of treats do you give them (and specifically what fruits)?
     
  5. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know commercial pheasant crumbles are harder to come by, I know a guy that uses expired food from the local hyvee but dosn't have great luck.
     
  6. BEEMAN0852

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    Hello greymane

    I just give them treats once in a while. I use chopped up apples and pears with a little greens or grass to vary their diet. I use to give my pheasants some meal worms to help with protene. I have not given my juvenile Amherst any as of yet because I need to get some ordered. I am just starting to raise Amherst again after three years and am looking forward to breeding them. I have some pairs ordered that will come in late September or early October. I am always looking for new bloodlines if anyone has pairs for sale at this time.
     
  7. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd suggest using gamebird crumbles or turkey. Pheasants need higher protein, scratch is not a good idea. Look for at least 20% protein in your feed.

    **meant turkey crumbles. Supplementing fruits, veggies and meal worms are a good way to provide treats.
     
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  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    The turkey starter I used to feed my quail was 28%, if you could find something that high you could probably get away with adding in a little scratch. You would probably need to look into ration balancing though to make sure you are still giving them at least 20%. I would tell you how to figure it but, I can ever remember exactly how and it hurts my head, lol.

    ETA: I like finding GB/T starter no matter what I'm raising even the chickens (especially the white giants I had) seem to do better on it. They grow a little quicker, more solid, alert, and healthy looking.
     
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  9. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes the feed stores can get gamebird feed for you even if they don't keep it in stock.
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    At 4-6 months old,they should be ready for pellet feed.Gamebird and turkey grower/maintenance is what I feed mine.In the colder winter months add cracked or whole corn.every once in a while give them treats like fruit,veggies,wild bird seed,grass clippings,insects etc.They need to be wormed 2 times a year,at the end of the laying season and again in Feb,just before their laying season.Worming requires 2 treatments 30 days apart.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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