Pheasant - Laying Season

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by tx_dane_mom, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    When is a pheasant's laying season? I bought 4 pair of pheasants and the guy told me they were laying steady...well it's been about 2 weeks...so they've had plenty of time to settle in IMO. Are they not settled or did I just so happy to become unlucky & miss their season? Are they spring & fall layers or only Spring? Totally confused here. All I know is my 8 (now 7..1 hen flew the coop) came from a set of 9 that the mom hatched.
    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    they usually start laying late march to early april and lay until late june to mid july, depends what kind you have.
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I have silvers and I am in SE Tx so it's already hitting 100* here somedays.
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Silver and others of the genus Lophura are among the earliest layers. Not unusual to have Silvers and Swinhoe start clutches with snow still on the ground. Clutch attempts are usually complete by mid-May.

    Moving some species of pheasant in the spring/summer may also hinder their breeding. Being naturally territorial, they prefer to establish themselves to their surroundings before breeding.

    Quote:From this, sounds like they are sibs? Recommend swapping some out to get unrelated pairs established before next spring.

    Dan
     
  5. Dewey101

    Dewey101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea if there sibs you should put some different bllod line to creat new pairs. But my pheasants have some what slowed down on laying. was getting 3 a day, now 1 or 2.
     
  6. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Yea, they are all siblings. I am wanting to sell off 2 of the males, so I'll have 2 males/3 females, and maybe trade one of the males for another male atleast. But, I don't know anyone to swap with.
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just go to the page were people Buy/Sell/Trade pheasants and post what the deal is.

    Make sure to post your area and whether you want pick-up only or whether you are willing to ship. Let them know you want to trade birds to mix-up the bloodlines. I am sure you are not the only one who needs to swap birds for new bloodlines. I know with chickens at least, many people form networks in which they swap for new blood.

    I know with my Dorking chickens, I have a 3 way network so far. I have two other breeders in which we swap birds to mix up the bloodlines. Just find local people and get to be friendly.

    -Kim
     
  8. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You should be able to find a large number of keepers with Silver Pheasants. Check out our forum, more Galliforme keepers there - http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/index.php also recommend joining a local game bird club and review a directory with breeder listings or the APWS - http://www.apwsbirds.com/ which publishes a national directory.

    Good Silver Pheasants are available and you will find a few dedicated keepers are breeding the distinct subspecies - http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/silver.html.

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    The Sticks, Vermont
    Dan, how are you so knowledgeable of this suff [​IMG]
     
  10. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Time my friend, lots of time!!

    Dan
     

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