Rapidly dying pheasants.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yotetrapper, May 15, 2011.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I hatched out 7 red golden pheasants. This morning, one was dead. The other 6 appeared fine. An hour later, a second died, but it was one (the only one) I had helped from an egg, so didn't think much of it. Then, about 2 hours later, another was dead. All were still in the incubator. Now I have taken them out and they are in the brooder. Some are eating. ALL of them are taking their beaks and wiping them in the shavings. They turn their heads sideways and wipe their beaks through the shavings. I have never seen pheasants or chicks exhibit this behavior. Any ideas?????
     
  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know chickens do it, it cleans their beaks and keeps them short. I had one roo who didn't, I had to trim it for him constantly.
     

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