My Silver Pheasants in their New Run

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by sweetshoplady, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Zorro (please excuse his ratty looking tail - it'll grow back when he gets new feathers [​IMG] )

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    4 ladies in the house:

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    Zorro is very sweet with his 4 ladies. He doesn't bite them or pull out their feathers.

    This is the run after getting the chain link up. Many thanks to all who patiently answered my pheasant run questions. I couldn't have gotten it done without your help. I'll get a completed pic up.

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

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    nice!!
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see a cover on their pen.Is this the completed pen for them?Also maybe it's my age,but I would build it a little higher so you can walk thru it without have to bend over.Plus the pheasants like to roost high.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Beautiful birds [​IMG]
     
  5. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Tony, if you use your imagination there's a roof. [​IMG] No, that's not a finished picture. [​IMG] It was the pic I took when the chain link got put on as a Christmas gift from my Mom. [​IMG]

    The sides are about 8' tall. The first 5' is chain link, which is reinforced on the bottom 2' with an "apron" of plastic 1" netting. The next 3' is poultry wire (1" x 48") which overlaps the chain link fence. Then, there is that 2" aviary netting, strenght of 85 pounds, which is supported by a very tall metal pole which we put in the center and we put "spokes" of baling twine strings which extend out to all the posts. So it looks like a net circus tent. I'll get a pic up tomorrow. I forgot to take one today. I do have to duck to get in through the gate. I did add a "screen door" which consists of a large piece of that nice aviary netting which hangs over the door down to the ground to give extra protection of someone darting out when I open the door to go in to feed, water and gather eggs.

    The next run will go much quicker and easier since me and my mom put one together.

    These are mostly just to show off the birds. [​IMG] I did plant trees in there. They need to grow though. Their house is 3 pallets and a roof with a roost in there. Mostly for a cool shady place to be. A couple of them do sleep on the roof, the others inside on the ground.
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice! Are you coming to the swap Saturday? By the way, I just realized that I bid against you in an eggbid auction earlier...sorry. [​IMG]
     
  7. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    nice. I wish I still had mine.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't see that in your pic.You did a very nice job and your birds will be happy with all that space.
    I have the lewis silvers.Have you ever seen them?
    See how your silver is white with black trimming?The lewis is black with white trimming.I have pics of them ,but I don't know how to shrink them to post.If you email me privately I can send pics that way.
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    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Finished Run pics! [​IMG]

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  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Now I see the cover.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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