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Pheasant question

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Stormhorse23, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    I am asking this for my neighbor, how much room do pheasants need a piece in a coop and out?
     
  2. SamG347

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    What variety of pheasant are they? Pheasants need lots of space....not so much coop as they need run space. I would say 10-12 sq/ft per bird. If not more.

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  3. CUDA

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    A lot of it depends on your breed. If you want good tail feathers on the males, they need room. If you are just raising them for meat, they are very similar to chickens in space needed. Also, some breeds will need to be bitted, or even blinded to avoid fighting. Something else, pheasants like a lot of cover to make them happy. Good luck!
     
  4. Lophura

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    As was mentioned in the above posts, it does depend on the species. One of the best species to start with would be the Golden Pheasant - beautiful colors, readily available, modest in demands and small in size. They can be kept in fairly small sized aviary, just ensure plenty of cover and enrichment. Phasianus (true pheasants - i.e. ringneck) are rather flighty and nervous birds, but often seen as a "first" species, would need a larger aviary as would other good beginner species such as Lady Amherst, Silver and Reeves.

    Dan
     
  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Where could I get golden pheasants?
     
  6. CUDA

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    I plan on hatching some this year, but I do have a couple of extra adult males available.
     
  7. SamG347

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    Storm...check eggbid. They always have eggs and birds availiable.
    Good Luck!
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  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Yeah They will need alot of room. Especially if you want them to look good. [​IMG]

    We should have some Red Gold and Silver Pheasant eggs in April. Also it wouldn't hurt to check eggbid.com and eBay.
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    They should have a minimum of 25 sq ft per bird..or 125 for 5 birds. We give more than that and use peepers. Also use Xmas trees to give them places to hide.
     
  10. Penske

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    Hi!

    My FIL wants to get some ringneck phesants. His existing chicken coop (no chickens) is 10x12. He plans to raise them and let them go into the wild when they are fully feathered--or how long should he keep them before releasing them?

    Does anyone have advice or experience with this???

    Are there other considerations for housing, etc.??

    Thanks for your help!

    Lisa
     

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