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Proposed Pheasant Pen

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by arch_cpj, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. arch_cpj

    arch_cpj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi folks Im looking to get into raising pheasants next season a small flock to start with Ive been kicking around pen Ideas for a fly way and have determined that the 6 foot tall dog kennels seem to be a good fit as far as ease of construction and cost I priced posts and chainlink and by time I get the posts sunk and everythink the panels supported with 8 foot T posts and surroundes by a number of electric fence strands and topped with netting seems to be a good idea also the kennel could be moved around.. TSC sells the kennels for 279 for 4 10 foot pannels that is basically 70 dollars for 10 foot of finished fence... I am thinking that if I count labor posts wire etc in a conventioanl pen this may be a good deal...
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Love The Dog Kennels... But You Need To Know They Are Not Complete As Sold From Tractor Supply.... You Need To Wire Wrap The Bottom Of Them-- I Usually Use 5ft High Chicken Wire Wrap In A Manner That Has 1/2 Of It Up On The Kennel Panels And 1/2 Of It Dug Into The Ground To Prevent Predators From Digging In Or Reaching Thru And Snagging 1 Of Your Birds. Also You'll Need To Completely Enclose The Top Of It I Recomend The Same Metal Chicken Wire Or Heavy Gamebird Netting. Also 10x 10 For Ring Necks Is Pretty Small, Your Agression Problems In That Pen May Be Well Be Quite Nasty, They Do Require A Bit Of Room. I Use The Kennel Panels And Make Larger Aviaries/ Flight Pens Out Of Them But Normally In The 16x24ft Range Which Ordinarily Houses 2 Dozen Birds Comfortable With Little Or No Agression Problems. I Use Peepers On My Ringnecks (sorry Dan [​IMG] ) And Supply Plenty Of Hiding Places.
     
  3. arch_cpj

    arch_cpj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep I knew I needed the netting and wrap the bottom chicken wire is nice and cheap plus I want to do what i do with my chickens which is run a hot wire 4 - 6 inches off the ground another 14 or so inches and another a little ways up also I would hang cds around it... I just think this is the way to go as it is reasonablly priced you can find deals on craigs list for kennels and it is movable Ive seen some of the huge set ups the big pros have and that must cost a fortune and its stuck there I think these kennels would last awhile and do fine... OH and Im not going to make it 10 by ten I plan on being 50 by 50 to start and incresing as I expand i want to start small and sell them and grow as they pay for themselves... my math says thats 5 kennels so just a bit over a grand shoot 200 foot of just wire at tsc is 300 bucks and i have to stretch etc...
     
  4. Humhill

    Humhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my dog lot panels. I did an apron around the bottom and up a couple feet with some 2" x 4" welded wire. Works great.
    I like them cause you can move them around and get them from different sources. I've gotten mine on Craigslist from about 3 different people. Most all of the different panels will connect to other type panels. They're the best!!!
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    A 10x10 pen is not a big area for ringnecks.They do need space as the will fight if confined to a small space.How many birds are you going to put in there?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. patti'speeps

    patti'speeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Pheasant and Quail flight pens are 50ft square and are made out of poultry wire and deer netting for the topflight. We used Locust poles cut from our own woods for posts. Used 9 gauge brace wire strung from post to post to wire the netting for the top. Total cost was about $250.00. We used 16 foot cedar poles in the middle of the pens to put the netting up in the air for the birds to be able to fly naturally. The pheasant pen currently has 40 birds in it. The Bobwhite Quail will be relased into there pen in a week or two. One drawback to kennel pannels is that you won't be able to put anything in those pens smaller than fully mature pheasant. Holes in the panels are too big for anything smaller. _________________________________ Proud parent of Ringneck Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail, Silky Bantams, Mille Fleur Bantams, Old English game Bantams, Black Japanese Bantams, Jumbo Pearl Guineas, Peafowl, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 tarantula and a very understanding husband.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    patti'speeps :

    Our Pheasant and Quail flight pens are 50ft square and are made out of poultry wire and deer netting for the topflight. We used Locust poles cut from our own woods for posts. Used 9 gauge brace wire strung from post to post to wire the netting for the top. Total cost was about $250.00. We used 16 foot cedar poles in the middle of the pens to put the netting up in the air for the birds to be able to fly naturally. The pheasant pen currently has 40 birds in it. The Bobwhite Quail will be relased into there pen in a week or two. One drawback to kennel pannels is that you won't be able to put anything in those pens smaller than fully mature pheasant. Holes in the panels are too big for anything smaller. _________________________________ Proud parent of Ringneck Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail, Silky Bantams, Mille Fleur Bantams, Old English game Bantams, Black Japanese Bantams, Jumbo Pearl Guineas, Peafowl, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 tarantula and a very understanding husband.

    ITS A MISTAKE TO USE THE DOG PANELS AS THEY ARE FOR ANYTHING REGUARDLESS OF SIZE--- WAY TOO EASY FOR PREDATORS TO REACH THRU CHAINLINK... THATS WHY YOU COVER THEM WITH SMALLER NETTING AND LEAVE A SKIRT STRETCHED OUT ON THE GROUND TO PREVENT DIG INS.​
     
  8. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    I had an injured duck one time and a predator reached its hand through a 2x4 wire fence to get the duck. Pulled him by his butt and ate him from the inside out. I think chicken wire should be wrapped around any kennel that you dont want to loose animals in!!!
     

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