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Thinking About Raising Some Pheasants AS PETS Whats It Like?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Chiko, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    We have an old chicken pen that was left behind at our new house and we dont use it and we started thinking about buying a few pheasants and raising them AS PETS in there but just needed to know what its like and how? can you give me all the info on raising the pheasants? thanks!
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Oh, For The Record... Pheasants Suk As Pets--- Too Flighty And Spastic In Most Cases.

    Good Eating For Sure, And Many Are Definately Eye Candy--- There Are Truely Some Absolutely Beautiful Speces Out There. But Pets--- Eh Not So Much.
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    yep, I fully agree, if a pet is all you are wanting, 99% of the time, it aint going to happen. They are wild birds at heart and aside from eating from us, they have no use for people. A happy pheasant of any species is one that's left alone by people. They are beautiful to have and watch, but if you want a true "pet bird" in the true sense of the word, put some chickens back in it, pheasants arent they way to go for handle able birds.
  4. Chiko

    Chiko Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Oh No They Wont Be Pets As In Birds We Pick Up And Hold And Play With Ha No Just To Have In The Pen And Watch Them And Breed Them Hatch Eggs And Sell Them;)
  5. orpingtonbabies

    orpingtonbabies Chirping

    Feb 17, 2011
    Oh, well that would work I think. They're very fun to watch. I was thinking about getting some myself for that reason.
  6. pheasantfreak

    pheasantfreak Chirping

    May 25, 2011
    Preston, idaho
    if you just wanted some pheasants to breed and watch i would go will red golden pheasant they beautiful and some of mine are very friendly

  7. SunBaked

    SunBaked Songster

    Apr 25, 2011
    Ive only tried silver pheasants and chinese ringnecks. I'd recommend silver pheasants as pets. They make the cutest sounds talking back and forth and they have really cool personalities. They are way less flighty than the ringnecks also.
  8. philter4

    philter4 Songster

    Apr 3, 2011
    Placerville CA
    I would also recommend silvers as a pet. Last year a fox got my female silver and I was left with a one year old male. I started talking to him and sitting on a brick in his pen with his favorite treats (mealworms, corn and berries) first at my feet, then on my shoe and finally on my knee. He now lets me pet him, comes when I call him "PopPops" (my nephew named him!) and I let him out of his pen when I am hanging around the other bird pens. If I have a mealworm he comes running and I use them to put him back in the pen. He will sit on my knee if I am sitting, he lets me pet him as long as I am not standing or he is up on a perch. He does not like to be picked up and will peck and use his spurs to try to kick me if I have to pick him up. If I am standing over him he doesn't like me to lean over to pet him, but once I offer a mealworm all is forgiven and he goes back to being a nice bird.
  9. gobblerunfarms

    gobblerunfarms In the Brooder

    Quote:i agree with this one. my red goldens are the friendliest out of all my pheasants. i have one red golden male that walks right up to me, gets his petting then his mealworms from me and wont leave me til i leave the pens.

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