Red Golden nest

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by soroco, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. soroco

    soroco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Red Golden is making nest in two places. This is my first year with this pair.
    I plan to get another female this summer, I plan to hatch out her eggs and sell
    the hatch. I do not know if it would better if I sold the eggs locally or hatched them
    myself. Any advice?
     
  2. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't have experience incubating eggs you may be better to sell the eggs. I get $5.00 each for my Red Golden eggs and $12.50 for my day olds and already have chicks and eggs pre-ordered. It just depends on how much effort you want to put into it. Incubating pheasant eggs can be a touchy situation. I know you get a lot of those spring storms in Mid Tenn. and if you ever loose juice to your bater your out of luck. Good luck in which ever you choose.
     
  3. soroco

    soroco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be starting 2nd batch of chicken's this year in 4 days, so have some experience with incubator, but only have one adult and one grow out pen set aside for Pheasants. Trying to figure this out on the fly making sure everyone has plenty of space and are protected from predators.
    what is your avatar can you post more pictures?
     
  4. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be ok with the 2 pens you have until this time next year. Then you will need an aditional pen for each male and his group of girls. The males fight like crazy when breeding time comes round. If you have a large enough pen you might get by with a couple of cocks in one pen, if you have enough hens to go round. Still better to have them seperated. That way there is less stress on the birds and your fertility rate will be much better. My avatar picture is one of my Lady Amherst male pheasants. I raise mostly Ringnecks for several local hunting preserves but also have Yellow and Red Goldens, Lady Amherst, Silvers and Wild Mallard ducks. Goldens are easy to raise and care for and If you've had the experience with incubation you shouldn't have any problem incubating the eggs. Spraddle leg is a lot more common in pheasants than chickens so you might want to make sure you have your chicks on good footing right after they dry off in the bator. Will try and get some more pictures as soon as I get a chance.
     

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