Tips and pointers on raising Ringneck Pheasants..please?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by youdontknow32, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    So hubby last night told me he has always wanted ringnecks...what do I find on here this morning? Ringnecks!!!! And only 3 hours away.....so0o we have never owned them before and want to know how to properly care for them, before we just go and get them, which we would never do..any advice would be great!!

    Thank you!![​IMG]

    ~Nicole
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Most importantly you need a very good pen!! Make sure there are absolutely no holes or gaps in the wiring!! If they get out they will be gone forever! They would eat game bird food. You would probably also need a permit to own them.
     
  3. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you!
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes check with your state,most you need a permit. Feed a good gamebird feed. One male per 8 to 10 hens.
     
  5. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raised these when I was a kid if you mean ring necked doves . They will set on eggs too , if you have a pair , we had straw nests for ours hanging on the side of their wire enclosure for them to lay and set in. Lovely birds .
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Ringneck doves, or ringneck pheasant,or ringneck parakeets ????
     
  7. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Pheasants, sorry!!![​IMG]
     
  8. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    ok...so can anyone tell me if in Pa we need a permit??

    Or how I can find out..that would be great..thanks!
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure your pen is covered in either wire or wood.It's best for you to have your pen at least 6' high so you can walk thru without hitting your head.They should also have a place to get out of the elements.They like to perch to so 2 or 3 perches at different levels,but not to close to the top of the pen as a coon can reach down and grab them.A tree branch is good so they can hide behind it.Their breeding season starts in jan and feb so be sure you have them set up with nesting boxes,on the ground and off the ground,they will choose which one they like.They need to be wormed at least 2 times a year.You also need to put wire on the outside all around the bottom of your cage so varmits can't dig under.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you tony, seems like we pretty much have it covered=)
     
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