I went to the farm today where I take care of the poultry during the fall festival and found one of the pheasants with his leg totally broken in half. There were a couple of tendons (?) holding it on but the leg was facing backwards and the break was all jagged. I have no idea what happened and the bummer is no one was around because it's cold and rainy so the festival was closed today. Not that it matters really because no one there knows anything about birds anyway. I put him in an animal carrier with a bed of straw and he seemed to like having that to rest in. One of the owners was contacted and she said she was going to call a wild bird rehabilitator she knows. I had to go home so I left the pheasant in a place where he was protected from the wind and rain. (One of their green houses) I haven't been able to find out what happened after that!! Is there any hope for this poor poor bird?? I feel so terrible about it. ______________________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: I'm sick to my stomach. I kept the pheasant in the animal carrier for two days waiting for the owners of the farm to decide what they wanted to do. He ate and drank fine but I'm sure infection was setting in. Today, the owner told me he was going to shoot it. Sounds horrible but, under the circumstances, I thought it would be quick and he wouldn't suffer anymore. Well! Said owner comes over to me later and tells me the bird flew away when he went to get him out. He's got a leg that's dangling by two tendons, for Pete's sake!!!! I'm sure he'll die a horrible death but I just had to tell you guys because I know you understand how I feel. thank you for listening.