Will cochins raise pheasants?

biggins

Chirping
11 Years
Mar 1, 2010
15
2
77
Virginia
My cochin just hatched some goldens & an amhearst. Will they bond? Or would I be better off putting the babies in a brooder?
 

ChurpyChicken

Songster
10 Years
Sep 19, 2009
136
1
109
Buxton/Leek
had my cochin hen sat on some pheasant eggs she was fine with them until they started to hatch and she killed one
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NCIndiaBlue

Songster
10 Years
Feb 20, 2009
279
1
129
NC
Most likely the pheasants will not stay with the hen, they are far more hyper than chicken chicks. Maybe for a day or two, but I wouldn't let her raise them, I think they will escape and probably get taken by a predator.
 

biggins

Chirping
11 Years
Mar 1, 2010
15
2
77
Virginia
Save them from what? She's had them for a week now & they're doing fine.

NCIndiaBlue - do they get high strung as they get older? They're much calmer than I thought they'd be. In fact they're calmer than a clutch of silkies that were hatched a few days before them.
 

spectrumranch

Songster
12 Years
Jan 8, 2008
1,496
71
196
South Dakota & Wisconsin
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We use broody hens to hatch alot of different birds, and let some hens raise the babies.

But you need to know the hens, some will kill chicks & there is the risk of chciken disease's being transferred to the other species.

But most hens make great mothers and will raise any babies.
 

ranit

Songster
9 Years
Apr 14, 2010
344
7
111
Illinois
I didn't have much luck when I tried letting one of my silkies raise some ringneck pheasants. They just wouldn't stay with her and let her tend to them. I ended up having to catch them and put them in a brooder.
 

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