Pheasant Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Redcatcher, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    I apologize if this has been asked many times before. From what I have been reading, pheasants need a fenced enclosure otherwise they will fly or wander off. Are there ANY pheasants that can free range with chickens and will return to the coop at night to roost if they are raised with chickens? I am fortunate in that I do not have a problem with predators so they would be safe.
     
  2. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All pheasants will fly away given a chance.

    Best to keep them in a secure pen.

    You hear the rear story of somone having an odd silver pheasant free ranging .

    Chances are very very slim for them to stay around, let alone get them in at night
     
  3. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    short answer: no. Pheasants need a tight enclosure with a roof. "they'll only free range ounce"
     
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    Thank you for answering my questions. It seems someone will always come along and claim that it is possible but I do not want to spend money and time hatching pheasant chicks only to have them take off on me. Building a large enclosure is not practical for me and the pheasants I have seen in small pens pace back and forth constantly.
     
  5. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they all need to have a pen with a top over it, but I have heard of people that had silvers in with there chickens, and also blue eared pheasant I've heard can be coop trained.
     
  6. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've had blue ears that would stay right around the pens and never leave..but owls got them
     

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