Pheasant laying

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by flyingmonkeypoop, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I was just wondering on my pheasants, about when will they start laying and how many they will lay? I have silvers, reeves, goldens, amhearsts, and melanistic ringnecks.

    Also what about nesting? If I just put a nest box in mabey with some fake Christmas tree branches infront will they lay in it?

    Michael
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi poop,
    They should start laying in late March early April.Your melanistics will lay every day,but all the others lay every other day.
    Your egg count will depend on your hens.If they don't go broody you will get at least 20-25 eggs from your amherst,reeves,silvers and goldens.Your melanistics will lay about 50-60 eggs if they don't go broody.
    As for nesting,give them a few different things.The trees branches are good,also add a piece of plywood leaned against the side of your pen.A bushel basket,one on the ground and another hanging.They will pick a spot they like.
    I'm haveing doubts about a fake tree.They may start to eat the fake tassels and I'm thinking that is probably not good for them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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