Taming question (or how to calm the chicks)

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pbjmaker, May 13, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I understand that pheasant chicks are a little more skittish than chicken chicks, but is there a way to tame them down a little? This particular group of black melanistics is completely spazzy if you just breath wrong. I worry about giving them little pheasant heart attacks.

    I'm just trying to figure out the best way of handling them - we will be moving them to a bigger brooder later on this week and they are already getting hard to catch at just over a week old.

    At least they eat less than the chicken chicks so far. Those little monsters are pigs with feathers.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hand feed them treats like mealworms,pieces of fruit or veggies,boiled eggs.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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