Red Golden Male

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Gamebird7, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Gamebird7

    Gamebird7 New Egg

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    Hi. Does anyone know why a red golden male pheasant would pluck his own saddle feathers and eat them? Thanks for any response
     
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've never raised pheasants, only chickens, but sometimes chickens will eat feathers due to not getting enough protein in their diet. Hope someone with some pheasant experience can help you out.

    Good luck!
     
  3. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome to byc...
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    so i did a little reading and found something for you...they say that it could be medical, diet, or environment...check out the website below and you can read more details...hope this helps
    http://birds.about.com/od/behaviorandtraining/f/pluckingfeather.htm
     
  4. Gamebird7

    Gamebird7 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info
     

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