Pheasant pen habitat?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by flyingmonkeypoop, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I was wondering what kind of temporary brush I could set up in my pheasant pens. The silvers and goldens are pretty calm but the amhearsts are crazy. I was wondering what kind of temporary cover would be acceptable. My first thought was fake plants and such like the ones at the dollar store. Then I was thinking about corn stalks. Would they like it if I pulled up some corn stalks and stuck them in the pen or would it not make any difference?
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have a pair of red goldens, and built a new pen for them, ALL they did was pace,, i have a bunch of tree limb perchs for them, have 2 corners of just a bunch of sticks they get behind, and some shrubs i got from home depot. they dont pace all the time now, but STILL wont use their perch's till night time. i have 2 rock piles in there too, and a plywood lean-to shade, with shade cloth on the "sunny" sides.
    are they close to alot of noise? next to "scary" birds,, man i just dont know,, wish i could help.
    and i dont think fake trees are good for them,, you can get live ones just as cheap if ya look round. and corn wouldnt hurt them,, thats a good "teepee" material [​IMG]
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I didnt want to plant real shrubs and such until the new pens are finished. I went and stuck corn stalks in there and they love it so far, the younger female seems to be less afraid of people now which is awesome.
     
  4. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can get cedar or some kind of evergreen (pine tree) limbs and put them in they work great,and they take a couple weeks to get all brown and ugly,so last longer then something with leaves..I am going to drive around and actually dig up some small cedars and plant inside the pens,see how they do because they are slow growers and when they get to 3-4 feet tall you can cut off the main trunk up and it usually dosnt hurt them.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Corn stalk are ok, Stay away from any Yews. cedar are fine. Old Christmas trees work good for winter.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for all the input all. When I plant the pen I am planning on putting some evergreen shrubs in it with some berry bushes.
     

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