Pheasant Eggs ????

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by momw2cutekids, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. momw2cutekids

    momw2cutekids Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 6 ring neck pheasants 2 males and 4 females - I have them in a outside enclosure, I am new at pheasants but, I have been reading alot about them.
    I know that the females should be laying a clutch of eggs around March or April - But, the last few weeks I have been recieving around 3 eggs a week......I have been throwing them in the incubator since I am not sure if they are fertile or not, I am pretty excited though and will be putting my first egg I recieved in the hatching tray in about a week....I haven't candled it.

    So, my question is do you think they are fertile and why are my females laying eggs now ?????
     
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have 2 males then there is a pretty good chance they are fertile, good luck to you.
     
  3. craz e laid e

    craz e laid e Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I, too, am new at raising pheasants. Mine started laying last February (I live in southern Oregon) and were still laying in September. I mentioned this to a more knowledgeable "bird" person, and she asked what I was feeding. I told her chicken feed. She said that was my problem, it has hormones that keep chickens laying all year. I changed to wild game feed immediately, and I believe I finally got my last pheasant egg 3 days ago (I hope - I now have 50+ eggs in incubator). I guess I didn't research it enough, but this website seems to have everything you need to know about raising all kinds of birds. I just found it yesterday, so hopefully I will be smarter quickly.

    P.S. I have had NO luck candleing - too dense!
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the group! Happy to have you with us.
     

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