More Pheasant pics

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, May 8, 2009.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Here they were when we got them. they were just few days old
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    Not quite 3 weeks later

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    So far they have pretty much doubled in size per week. We started with 10 chicks, 10 still going strong. They have been under a white light for about a week now.

    Steve in NC
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I've never seen pheasant babies before. They are handsome!
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    This is our first time with them and so far so good. They are flighty and after about a week they were able to jump out of the first brooder. I've been trying to work with them so they won't be so flighty but it hasn't worked very well.

    Steve
     
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking younguns you got there Steve. I hope you avoid the butt picking issue I had. Keep an eye on them the next few weeks.
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I am keeping a close eye on them. There is one downside though - Sharon is starting to give me funny looks and ask why I keep looking at Pheasants
    butts. lol I watched them real close when we put them under the white light, they have been under that about a week now. so far so good

    Steve
     
  6. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so pretty. I am amazed at how much my easter egger chicks look like baby pheasant and full grown quail. Maybe that is why they have been my favorite chick, they are unusual.

    You have really pretty birds, Steve. I have learned a lot from your posts. I am going to add Bourbon Red turkeys to the farm shortly. I plan on ordering eggs from you.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks Holly, each bird is different I guess that's why we can't have just one, or two or or or. On the turkeys we probably aren't going to be shipping to much longer, once it gets to hot we quit for the summer.

    Steve
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Nice looking birds Steve. You may want to exchange the bulb with a red one, this is the time and the next few weeks, where they will show signs of cannibalism. Dark room, red light.
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  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Ticks,
    What wattage of red bulb do you use? we looked and the only one around here was a 30watt?

    Steve
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    We used 250. Harware stores, TSC, Home Depot, Lowes all have them.
     

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