In the Brooder
- Jun 26, 2010
Just the opposite.Chickens carry parasites and disease that they can handle,but pheasants can not handle.I remember reading that there are some diseases and parasites that are very common in pheasants that can afflict chickens. He does look lonely though....
Depending upon your climate, if you have a certain variety of cockroach in the woods/woodpiles, then the pheasant eats the cockroach, gets the parasite and can pass it to chickens who have eaten a cockroach that has eaten the pheasant droppings. (If memory serves).
That being said, if you have a regular worming program, it should be less of a concern.
whoops, I see this is the pheasant thread....sorry--thought you were referring to chickens. ;o0