Pheasant in my Chicken run.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by DamKate, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. DamKate

    DamKate Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard that pheasants can transmit diseases to Chickens, and vice versa, and was worried about a wild male pheasant that I keep finding in my chicken run, and sometimes foraging closely behind my ladies when they freerange. Is this something I need to be concerned about, or only if I left them confined together?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think it is something to be cautious about but not worried. Do you know where he is coming into the pen?
     
  3. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The danger is most likely to the pheasant. Chickens have an immunity to many things a pheasant does not.
     

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