Will a wild Pheasant hurt chickens?

josh59

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Nov 20, 2018
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I have noticed a wild pheasant attempting to get through the chicken wire around my coop to steal food. I have 8 hens and 1 rooster, I think they are about 3 months old. Would the pheasant hurt the chickens? I think he is living out back near my pond.
 

Ducksandchickens

Free Ranging
Apr 24, 2018
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It could injure your birds and eating food will then have other critters come and eat too. Wild pheasants can sicken the chickens too. Idk how to make it go away. If you trapped it and relocated it may not survive in its new habitat and be bothersome to someone else. Killing it is in humane. Around here in Ohio wild pheasants are rare where I live. I’ve seen one but I wouldn’t imagine hurting it. It’s just hungry and instincts and coming in
 

WthrLady

Free Ranging
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Up to our eyeballs in the in Nebraska. As common as robins in ohio. I see huge nyes on my drives home. Quail and turkey too.

I call dinner.
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