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Rescued a pheasant. Now what?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ChickTucson, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. ChickTucson

    ChickTucson Out Of The Brooder

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    My fiance and I left the house around rush hour yesterday and were pulling out onto a main road. Then we see a bewildered bird in the middle of the road almost get killed by a car. What was it? A mallard? A peacock? No. It was a pheasant. Such a strange sight for the desert.

    We pulled over as a German Shepard was taking off after it. We were able to get it in the car and now the bird is recovering in a sectioned off ward of our chicken coop.

    We bought seed for him this morning and he seems to be doing better. His skin is raw on his back. Any advice?
    Thanks.
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  2. mrwoodboat

    mrwoodboat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonder if you should spray some BluCoat on that raw area to prevent infection?
     
  3. ChickTucson

    ChickTucson Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I don't know what blucoat is. Can I buy it in a feed store?

    Thanks,

    Liz
     
  4. pheasantfrenzie

    pheasantfrenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can get it at a feed store but unless you have other birds around him I would leave it alone and let it heal on it's own. Are you keeping him or letting him go once he is healed. You should feed him gamebird food but I believe it only comes in large bags.
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could also just use any antibiotic ointment like neosporin just make sure it doesn't have a pain reliever like novocaine in it. He should heal just fine they are really hardy.
     
  6. ChickTucson

    ChickTucson Out Of The Brooder

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    He is in his own pen. I think I'll leave it alone. The skin isn't broken.

    I'm more concerned about finding him a permanent home. Is there such a thing as pheasant rescue groups?
     
  7. ChickTucson

    ChickTucson Out Of The Brooder

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    In my brief time keeping chickens and now this pheasant, I am amazed how hardy birds are. I always thought they were very fragile creatures. I have seen them survive a lot.
     

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