pheasant newbie q's

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BlueEggs4Life, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. BlueEggs4Life

    BlueEggs4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any experience with raising pheasant hens (as pets) in a coop/flight pen with pet chickens? I am expanding my chicken run and adding a taller flight pen area off the back of the coop that will encorporate a tree but will still be completly fenced in since I understand pheasants will not come home like a chicken.

    Do adult pheasants need a different diet than a chicken?

    Thanks for your help
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    As a kid when we put pheasants with the chickens, the pheasants always died, but that is just my experience.
     
  3. BlueEggs4Life

    BlueEggs4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm...bad news [​IMG] Do you have any idea why they didn't make it? Getting picked on? Too much going on in the pen when chickens are in it? Getting to the food issues?
     
  4. BlueEggs4Life

    BlueEggs4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just aquired two hens, one is a yellow golden and the other is a lady amherst - or so I was told. I wanted to add them to the chicken coop but sounds like they might do better in their own home...

    anyone else with experience with mixing chickens and pheasants?
     
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  5. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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