Reeves pheasants

destiny_56085

Crowing
11 Years
May 29, 2009
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Sleepy Eye, MN
Are all reeves living terrors? I've had red goldens, yellow goldens, and lady amhearst for a few years now. Last fall my brother was so nice to put a pair of Reeves in one of my pigeon coops. This pair has always been a lil nuts it seems like. They have a 10'x30' pen with lots of cover and high perches. All they have to share it with is about a dozen small pigeons. They have always gone nuts when you go in the pen. Both fly around and crash into things. The hen is currently laying but drops eggs absolutely anywhere out in the open. Lately the male has gotten simply vicious. I can't even walk in the pen without him attacking me. He's pulled hair out of my ponytail and left a gash on my head from his spur. He'll wrap himself around your legs and go into full attack mode...better have jeans and boots on.

I don't know what to do.... Its getting to the point that I can't even walk in to feed and water them anymore. Is this just a seasonal thing? Will putting blinders on him help? Or just get rid of them? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Amy
 

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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147
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BROOKSVILLE FL
I CUP OF WORCHESTERSHIRE SAUCE, 1 MINCED CLOVE OF GARLIC, I MED CHOPPED ONION, 1 OZ OF BOURBON OR IRISH WHISKEY= MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN LG ZIP LOCK BAG..... ADD 2 OR 3 CLEANED BIRDS, REFRIGERATE 24-36 HRS. REMOVE FROM BAG AND PLACE IN SMOKER WITH HARDWOOD SMOLDERING X 3HRS AND ENJOY!

SERIOUSLY THO.... LOOK UP P_SHALL AND ASK HIM IN A PM, HE HAS AND BREEDS REEVES AND IS A WEALTH OF INFO ON MOST PHEASANTS. SHOOT HIM A PM AND ASK FOR SUGGESTIONS....
 

tonini3059

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11 Years
Nov 6, 2008
1,810
19
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Southwestern PA
Mine are not as flighty or aggressive as yours. The male is rather inquisitive, whenever I go into the pen he runs over and just stands about 2 feet from me and "clucks." The hens trot away to the far side of the run, but never do they fly. I am sorry that I am not more help in telling you how to calm them down, but from what I have heard Reeves have a tendency to be pugnacious towards their captures. Hope the situation improves because they are beautiful birds.
 

Tony K T

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 28, 2008
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374
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New Hampshire
Unforunately some not all reeves can be aggressive.The positive side to their aggression makes them excellent breeders.Sometimes if you pick him up everytime he comes after you he my stop because you took the fun out of it for him,but he may also continue his game.A catch 22 thing.
In N.H.,Tony.
 

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