Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by lee miller1, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. lee miller1

    lee miller1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 2, 2016
    Hey I just had a question. I just got some breeder ringnecks from a friend and one of the roosters is kinda skinny and little. Even his comb and wattle is pretty little. What could I do to beef him up a little bit for breeding season in a couple of months? Any feed I could try or anything else?
    This is what he looks like
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Flock Master Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    This time of year their wattles will be small. During breeding season, they will engorge with blood and become bigger. Just be sure to give a balanced high protein feed, at least 24%. Your enclosure doesn't look very predator proof. I'd "beef" it up with smaller mesh wire on the outside. And an apron around the base of the enclosure to keep predator's from digging under and getting to your birds.
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    I would also keep an eye on him as you get closer to time for egg laying. Ringneck males can get aggressive to their hens and will sometimes single out one or two that they will just not leave alone.

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