Red Golden Pheasant setting

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

  1. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    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 Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    You can try putting some chicken or duck eggs under her [​IMG]
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri
    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.

  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    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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