Pheasant egg fertility

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tgu quail, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. tgu quail

    tgu quail Hatching

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    Hi everyone. This is my first thread. I am located in Honduras, Central America. I have been successfully raising and incubating quail in my garage for over a year. I bought and incubated 150 ring necked pheasant eggs in April. About 40 (20 hen and 20 cocks) hatched early May and in brooder for 40 days. Birds developed beautifully (in a 350 sq ft pen) and started laying eggs in November. Should these first eggs be fertile? After 25 days, none hatched out of 21 eggs incubated. I Checked on the eggs one by one and none had embryos or any sign of being fertile. Should I wait some time before incubating more eggs? Are pheasant eggs good to eat?
     

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am not 100% sure about pheasants, however I do know with quail and chickens, it is best to wait at least 2 weeks or more after you see mating going on to make sure eggs being laid are fertile. And with young birds, sometimes it takes them a while to get the hang of mating as well.

    You will do best if you stop by our pheasant section for more help with your birds...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/50/pheasants-and-partridge-chukar

    Good luck with all your poultry and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about pheasants (never had any), but definitely post on our pheasant link that TwoCrows left with you and take advantage of our pheasant experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in breeding your pheasants.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the pheasant people can help you out with this. I know absolutely nothing about pleasants but, wonder if its a seasonal mating period for them.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  8. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

  10. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Songster

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    [​IMG] and have a happy 2015!
     

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