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red golds

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ramirezframing, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, I have wanted these since I seen a decanter from ski country of one. I then made the mistake of finding out that they are real and alive today. Well I never thought I would get any since they aren't easy to find in my woods and cost alot. Well at a flockswap I found some and came home with chicks. I haven't done my home work on them since I thought I wouldn't have any. [​IMG] Any help is needed and welcomed.

    What do they eat

    how long lived

    when do they breed

    treats

    type of plants in pen

    how long till they breed

    nest box or what for eggs if I have a hen

    what type of water

    do they bath in water or dirt
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    There are people in N.C that raise red goldens.They are not hard to find at all,and are not expensive,so whoever told you that was not honest with you.A breeder pair will cost 50.00-65.00, and chicks are around 10.00-15.00 each.
    They eat gamebird feed available at all feed stores.
    How long they live ,is a question that is to hard to answer.
    For treats they love fruit,veggies,peanuts,mealworms,rice.
    Ever greens are nice and they make your pen look nice and gives them a place to hide if needed.I did have a website with all bird safe plants,but have since lost it.
    red goldens will breed their first year and their breeding season starts in Feb or ealier depending on where you are.
    Give them choices in egg laying places,plywood leaned against the side of pen,a bushel basket hanging from side of pen.
    What type of water?Is there different kinds?
    They do need to be wormed 2 times per year.
    They love to dust bathe.You should have gotten a little bit of info before buying them.
    Don't be afraid to ask questions on here,there are a lot of good people here to help.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry I ment what should their water be put in, low rim or higher rim, something they can get in or not get in?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I use rubber 1 quart bowls.They do not freeze entirely during the winter months,and if they do,you just turn them over and stomp on them and ice pops right out and the bowl doesn't break or rupture.a pheasant will rarely if ever jump into water.I thought you were going to give them perier to drink or voss.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    no good old well water [​IMG]
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what do I use to worm them?
     
  7. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worm mine in the spring and again in the fall with ivermectin. I like it because it works on a variety of worms not just roundworms.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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