Hi. I'm new to pheasant keeping and I find them to be very curious birds. Their behavior weirds me out sometimes. Today I went in their pen (f&m red golden 3mo) to feed them greens and they both froze and didn't move, I put the greens down, no movement, the female was about 2 feet in front of me and the male about 2 feet to the side of me, really close, I sat down expecting them to move, they didn't, seems a couple minutes passed, I got up and grabbed my camera, came back after a minute, frozen still, I sat and took some pictures of them, they didn't move, the male finally moved a like 6 inches when I touched his tale before freezing again, this whole time they are staring at me... and not moving. I poked the female with a piece of straw, she didn't move, I did it again, nope, I touched her side with my finger and she tried to bite me and then moved a tiny bit away and froze again. What is going on in their bird brains? I must be scaring them right? I don't want to terrify them. Weird thing is yesterday I was hanging out with them as per usual and they were just putting around, a little cautious of me but going about their business same as always. The female is usually curious and brave and comes over to me and will eat out of my hand. So why so strange today? They just stand so quiet and still sometimes, I'm not used to that in birds. Any pheasant psychologists out there with some insight? I didn't do anything unusual when I went in the pen today, no loud noise or sudden movements. It's like they were both trying to pretend I couldn't see them or something. Random.