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Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by yoker, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you raise them?
     
  2. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

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    [​IMG] I have 3 Red Golden males, 1 yellow Golden female and the 1 Male Ringneck and 2 females!! 2 of the reds are in wire pens that are 3 ft from the ground with other chickens under them, then one red male and the yellow female are in a 12 x 12 pen and they are on the ground with a nest box and a tree in the middle with a tin roof (best build pen on our place) then the ringnecks are in a 7 x 14 wire pen with other pens attached to it! and they have a hole to go to a 3 x 5 pen with a green tote with hole for a nest box, and a board to hide the other nesting area!! We feed them cracked corn and pellets just like what we feed the chickens!! Clean water and finally got the blinders off the ringnecks this weekend!! my BIL have to help cause me and momma could not clip the wire that they were attched with! I am in Alabama and my BILILsaid that we needed to block some of the cold wind off the boys but we only did that to the single boys right now cause the other pen is to large but I seen on here were the ringnecks enjoyed the snow so I do think we will do it again!! cause its hard to feed and water and give'em dirt to play in! Sorry the post is so long~ Did I mention I have only had them since MAY so by no means am I an EXPERT!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, that's an extremely general question!!! We can start by finding out which species are you interested in?

    An online pheasant resource for the avicultural side of life -
    http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/index.html

    Each species is represented with links and book references on each species page.

    Dan
     
  4. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but mabe golden or ring-neck
    The yellow goldens are cool looking.
    Thanks for the help do they need That much space?
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2008
  5. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes.
     
  6. kenny671

    kenny671 Out Of The Brooder

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    my pens are 10x15 and 20x20 with 4 pheasant in them
     
  7. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O.K.
    so one pair of Goldens should have at least 100-200sq.ft.
    can I have two pairs to gether?
     
  8. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The aviary size you mentioned sounds good for a pair or trio of Golden Pheasants.

    It is not recommended to house different species together for a variety of reasons. It can be done, but one needs to gain experience and behaviorial knowledge of the species before hand. The males of many species are very aggressive during the breeding season and will kill other males. Other species such as Goldens and Amhersts and so closely related that fertile hybrids will occur.

    If you are new to pheasant keeping, I suggest a one-aviary one-species approach. Non galliformes can be housed with pheasants, search the archives here and on http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/index.php to learn more.

    Dan
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Wow... that's like a BYC for pheasants! BYPh????
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I say go to GBWF, they are nice there and always answer questions. Read through the old posts, they are very helpful. Just spending a day on that site answered many of my questions.
     

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