Pacing???

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    My pheasants keep on pacing, we got them in august. They will NOT stop pacing!!! Why are they? How can I stop it?



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  2. JJMR794

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    How Many Birds? Whats The Size Of The Pen? Do They Have Any Roommates?
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    A trio. 8x10.
     
  4. JJMR794

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    8 X 10 Isnt Real Big, But Should Be Sufficient For A Trio Of Goldens. They Are Nervous And Wary Birds And Tend To Stay On The Move During Daylight Hours. You Might Try Adding Perches(roosts) And Hiding Places Or Plants For Cover And See If That Helps
     
  5. centrarchid

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    Much larger pen with clumps of grass they can effectively hide behind. Are they pacing on your side or opposite side of pen?
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

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    I had Silvers, Alaskans, White meat, Buff ringnecks, & Mellanistics over the years. usually around 6 in pens 16x24 & all of them paced. Thats what they do.
     
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Well we have a perch. The quail pen is attached to the pheasant pen.
     
  8. centrarchid

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    What kind of covering do you have over run? I have similar problem with brood fish. To control, overhead light is broken up or diffused. If your problem similar, then response will be immediate. You could put some of the camo-netting over part of run top to breakup lighting.
     
  9. jrsqlc

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    ya sounds like they need more coverage in their pen, more perchs....mine love to jump from perch to perch.
    after christmas, get a real christmas tree and turn in upside down in their pen. get some tall grass growing in there
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

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    I had perches, natural grasses, hay, rocks to climb under & over, & they still paced. I raisd young in the pen.....still paced. [​IMG]
     

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