Pheasant Questions

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by sweetshoplady, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    The run that I have up (so far) for my pheasants would be very easy to add a roof to. Would that be good or is netting better?

    Where do pheasants like to sleep? What do you do to set up sleeping accomodations for them?

    My pheasant hens are adults. What do I need to do as far as nests or will they just lay their eggs whereever is convenient?

    Thanks!
     
  2. John/e/a

    John/e/a New Egg

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    Hi sweetshoplady it depends on what tipe of
    pheasants.My runs are 1/2 coverd 1/2 neting.
    My birds sleep at the highest perch.I like to
    keep the perches under the coverd section.
    As far as nesting i put pine branches in the
    corners and it also helps the hens hide from
    agressive males. Good luck John.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I prefer a roof so there pen stays somewhat dry.A wet pen can really make a mess and smells.Perches should be avavilable to them,about 2 ft from the top so nothing can reach down in and grab them.Branches are a good idea,not only for keeping aggresive males away,the birds can hide in them and it keeps them calmer.I use bushel baskets for egg boxes.Most pheasants will lay their eggs on the ground but why not give them a choice?I also lay a piece of plywood against the side of the pen.They will lay eggs behind the plywood.After xmas throw in a few xmas trees,they like to hide behind them and also more places to lay eggs.I replace the trees every year,they look like hell after they die,but the birds seem to use them to hide behind still.No tinsel on the trees!!!!
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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