Two male ring necked pheasants have been visiting our yard every day, pecking under the wild bird feeders and running away from the crows (who are equally nervous of them) and the hawks. This is neat, but the funny part is that they keep visiting my chickens! They go over to the run and stand there, looking in at them, and the girls will come over and look out. I don't know if they talk to each other, because the pheasants run away if we even walk by the window too fast so I can't hear. But it is so funny to see! When I came home from work yesterday I panicked for a moment thinking the girls had gotten out, but no, it was the pheasants sitting on top of their run! I sat in the car and watched them for a while but eventually I had to go in so of course they then flew away (I assume, they first ran onto the back of the coop, so I couldn't see) Today is in the teens so the chickens haven't really wanted to leave their coop. I guess the pheasants were suspicious because I came downstairs and there right outside the front door was the larger one, calling angrily to one of our cats! OrangeCat decided he was safe, and lay down on the mat and took a nap, but the pheasant just kept yelling at him, then finally after five or so minutes strutted away. It was the funniest thing I've seen, and I wish I had my camera! Sadly it is in the shop But hopefully they will keep visiting all winter!