Pheasants and chickens together?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Cara, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I'd like to get or hatch a pair of pheasants as one of my inherited chicken coops is very large. Can they be kept with chickens, or do they have to be separated? I'm looking at Goldens, Lady Amhersts or possibly Swinhoes. Thanks!
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    well. I used to have pheasants in with my chickens. At one point there were 2 goldens, and 2 ringnecks in there at different times. I observed that chickens are BULLIES to pheasant and will jump on them and attack them. Therefore, my pheasant arent with them anymore. One must learn though.
  3. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    I had the opposite problem. I kept 1 ring neck hen in with 15 chickens and the pheasant kept pecking the heck out of the chickens.
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    I wouldnt recommend it, however if you hatched the pheasants and chickens togeather and brood them togeather you might be alright...pheasant are very picky in small spaces/brooders...

    I know a fella that has a few ringneck and chickens that live togeather with no problems, he does free range them everyday, its funny to see them free ranging together.

    They all go into his small barn but the pheasants do not roost on the same roost as the chickens do.

    One other thing, pheasant can get sick easyly from being with chickens, but if brooded togeather they may build up better to them...

  5. tiffwilhelm

    tiffwilhelm In the Brooder

    May 2, 2007
    Northern California
    I just found out that someone at my daughter's preschool is hatching pheasants (not sure what kind). She is planning to release them into the wild here. I suddenly wanted to bring one or two home ... BUT I have three hens already (about a year old). Is it a super bad idea to entertain the thought of bringing home these pheasants? Is disease and picking inevitable? If so, then I will let the opportunity pass. But I get excited about bringing home new birds!

    Please share your thoughts ....
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    i have a pair of ringnecks in with my chickens and they do just fine . They share nestboxes and perch together just fine . I have some pheasant eggs under a broody oegb hen and some of her eggs
  7. tiffwilhelm

    tiffwilhelm In the Brooder

    May 2, 2007
    Northern California
    Hi Poultry Keeper! Did you introduce the pheasants to established hens or were they raised together? This is potentially exciting news. I want a pheasant!!!

    CHICKENHEAD Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    How do you all keep the pheasant from flying away? Clip their wings or what?
  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    I currently keep a trio of chinese Ringnecks and a pair of red goldens with my large chicken group.

    They get along great. The yellow golden pheasant male does not distinguish between his hen and brown chickens and the ringneck girls(the ringneck male is cool about it tho), so he runs around all day flirting with everything.
    So cute to watch him run around puffed up, chirping and chattering with all the female members of the flock.

    My chickens enclosure is netted, since the ravens tend to just walk into the coop and clean out the nest boxes. So I do not really need to worry about anyone flying away. My Ringnecks are pinioned anyhow, the goldens are clipped, one can never be too careful.

    My ringnecks do not roost at night, they sleep on the ground, the Goldens sleep inbetween the chickens.
  10. TonySorrento

    TonySorrento Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    South Wales, New York
    Re: For the inner redneck in all of us...

    AYet another Tapatalk fail ....
    Last edited: May 4, 2012

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