Pheasant people give me the "dirt" on ringnecks

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What is the real difference in size between

    regular ringnecks
    Jumbo's
    and the extra large

    Other than a big difference in price?
    We are thinking about them strickly for meat, thoughts?

    Steve in NC
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Ticks,
    What's your take on the ringnecks in general?

    Steve
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:What do you mean? As meat birds? or the jumbo or regular?
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What do you mean? As meat birds? or the jumbo or regular?

    All the above, as meat birds. How aggresive are they towards each other. Also, I was trying to see the dressed size difference between jumbo's and regular.

    Steve
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I would reccommend the jumbo if you are looking for a meat bird.
    They can be aggressive at younger ages, but when grown up and they have enough space they should be fine. The jumbos would be more meat for the price. JMO.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes they need lots of room. When raising them, in large flocks they will pick each other to the point of eating each other.

    Dont give them much light. Males will fight during breeding seaon.
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That is an amazing thread, thank you. We have the space for a large enclosed area so that won't be a problem, plus it will be set back into the woods for plenty of shade and a natural type place for them. We aren't planning on keeping alot of them, 2 cocks and a few hens.

    Steve
     

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