Pheasant Feed Consumption

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chicks for better health, Jan 12, 2009.

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    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking about raising 300 pheasants this year for a hunting guide.

    How much space does each grown bird require?

    How much feed should I expect to go through?
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    It is estimated that one pheasant will go through 12 pounds a month. Maybe a little more. that's 3,600 pounds a month.

    Pheasants need approximatley 15-20 sq. feet per bird, thoguh bigger is better. I reccommend 25-30 feet per bird.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You have to check with your state fish and game for the requirments.Each state is different.The feed consumpsion that ticks gave you sounds close.That is a lot of feed for 1 month.Will it be worth it for you?I would hold 20 or so hens and 2 roosters back from each year for next years production.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking into this because I had an offer to buy 300 at $7-9 each at 20 weeks. I think I would be able to make money, but not much being that I am not setup at this time.

    I passed the order on to a friend of mine.

    Thanks for all your imput
     

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