Red-Golden pheasants without covered coop?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by hobbyfarmer221, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. hobbyfarmer221

    hobbyfarmer221 In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2013
    I'm thinking of getting some red-gold pheasants but we would have to let the, free range or they would have to stay in a small breeding coop all their lives if we did. I was wondering if free ranging them would be a good idea or if not. Thanks for any help!
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

    Apr 8, 2013
    I don't have pheasants but my understanding is that most will not remain if allowed to free range. But someone who keeps them could of course tell you more.
  3. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Songster

    Jul 17, 2013
    Eastern Washington
    I would highly suggest you keep them contained. We've only had one excape and I've never seen it again. If you do a little research you could find the suggest area of pen you need for them, and as long as you get close they should be fine. I've heard stories of them free ranging but you never know how long they will stay in the area, the coyotes might get some free food.

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