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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Poultryboy15, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Poultryboy15

    Poultryboy15 Chirping

    Jan 9, 2012
    i have a new coop (3rd one) big enough for 12 hens and 1 rooster so i need some ideas on what to add to this coop. and i want to raise game birds (pheasants) am i able to raise them together?

  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mostly the basics: nest boxes, waterers, litter/bedding, maybe a feeder, etc. Something, like extra light, are not used by everyone. As far as housing pheasants with chickens....I don't know, I do know that you can't keep quail with chickens because the chickens can pass something to the quail that can kill or make them sick, but not the chickens.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Most pheasants raised with chickens will die. I think it's a bacterial thing.

    But I suppose you could raise all pheasants??
  4. tec27

    tec27 Songster

    May 6, 2011
    Raising different types of fowl together is a bad idea. We learned about it in one of my animal classes in college. The same types of fowls have similar immune systems. When bacteria is exposed to these fowl, they are usually able to fight it off because they are used to it. However, when a different fowl is with them and comes in contact with another bacteria, that fowl may be able to fight it off because it is used to it, but the chickens might not be used to that bacteria. The same can happen vice versa. I don't think its impossible to do but you have to make sure you keep your coop or whatever space very clean and healthy.

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