I raise some pheasants and quail mostly for dog training purposes. Over the past several years I have worked to establish suitable habitat for the birds to survive in. Next year I plan to raise some of my pheasants and quail for release. I am building a flight pen to condition the birds. I have also recently heard of another idea for raising pheasants for release that has gotten my attention an brings me to my question for more experienced poultry breeders. I have read in a few places that people are using chickens to set and hatch the pheasant eggs and raise them until they leave on their own for the wild? I have several questions about this. Do any of you have experience with this that you can share with me? What is a good broody type of chicken that would be a good mother to a pheasant chick? Ive heard that some have used "game hens" "game chickens"? Are those exact breeds or are there several breeds under those name? I guess in my mind a good serrogate chicken would be a self sufficient free ranger that could roost in trees? Thank you for any help that you may be able to provide.