Rescued Pheasant Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LBertalotto, May 31, 2016.

  1. LBertalotto

    LBertalotto Hatching

    May 31, 2016
    Adrian Or
    Good morning! Yesterday afternoon my husband mowed up a pheasant hen with the swather, and when we came back by babies where running every where... felt so bad so we jumped out and caught a couple before the hawks came in and found the rest... I now have 2 little orphaned chicks.. what do I feed them? All I had on hand last night was chicken layer crumble and scratch. Should I dig up some worms for them this morning? My kids went and picked a bunch of cosha weed and alfalfa plants to make a cover for them in the bird cage we had on hand. We put them in front of an electric heater as I don't have a heat lamp and wood box.. (never raised chicks before)

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Have a big cardboard box? Probably better with a lamp to Regulate heat..
  3. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Songster

    Apr 13, 2016
    They need gamebird feed, in other words at least 26% protein, although 28% or higher is best. Sometimes they sell small bags.

    They need a lamp or a heating pad, too. And a top on the box, pheasants FLY very young.

    And put rocks or marbles in the waterer, as they can drown in it.

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