When will ringneck hens lay?

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  1. fishkillerx

    fishkillerx New Egg

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    I just started raising pheasant and still don't know much about them and I was wondering when do the hens start to lay eggs? I have 2 hens and some ringneck roosters with them. I also have some red golden roosters in with them would this effect their laying?
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to take all the roosters out except for 1.If you don't your gonna have a blood bath with dead birds.A ringneck rooster will breed up to 10 hens.With only 2 hens and multiple roosters,there will be fighting(killings) then breeding.
    The hens should start laying around the end of March early April.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  3. roweyurboat

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    Will they ever set on their own eggs and raise the chicks?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll have to try and see all birds are different.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. fishy steve

    fishy steve Out Of The Brooder

    if that is how they were raised then yes, other wise it needs to be bred back into them, meaning find a broody chicken, and allow her to sit on the eggs and hatch and raise them, after a couple generations they should get the hang of it!

    as for laying, my pheasants used to start laying anywhewre from the end of february to the end of april, and lay through till about mid july...
     
  6. Bradshev

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    I'm new and want to ask you (TKT) a question. Someone near here has trio's of Ring Neck Pheasants 2f 1m. Is this possible for me to keep. Or would he be under henned and bad for the girls ?
    Thx.
     
  7. Tony K T

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    How big is your pen?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  8. Bradshev

    Bradshev Out Of The Brooder

    12x8 coop. 12x20 hardware cloth covered run. 30x40 fenced with bird mesh top.
     
  9. roweyurboat

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    check this out
     
  10. Tony K T

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    That is plenty big enough for a trio.I think the more hens the better for the hens during breeding.The male would not be beating on 1 or 2 hens if you have 5 or 6 hens in there,which your pen will hold as many as you would want.
    Ringnecks do require permits in all states and the state has requirements for sq ft. per bird.You would have to contact your local Fish and Game Dept to see what their requirements are.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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