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Red Golden Pheasant setting

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by reallemons1, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a pair of 1 year old Red Goldens this spring and the hen has laid a clutch of 9 eggs and started setting!![​IMG] We are very excited to get babies. I have read though their eggs may not be fertile until they are 2-3 years old. [​IMG] Does anyone have experience with these birds? I've had chickens for many years and peacocks for about 6 years, but am new to Goldens.
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of times a yearlings will not lay fertile eggs, I think its because they are not coloured out yet and the hens are not too fond of a plain brown male and wont let him do his thing.

    With Goldens and Amherst its not too uncommon for yearlings to sucessfully raise babies though, so I would not worry too much.
     
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  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    You can try putting some chicken or duck eggs under her [​IMG]
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very good deal that the young bird went broody, I've only had older hens set. It is very possible that you will have chicks, first year goldens are often fertile.

    Dan
     
  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is continueing to set very well. Guess I'll know if they are fertile in about 12- 15 more days.[​IMG]
     

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