Will cochins raise pheasants?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by biggins, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. biggins

    biggins Chirping

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    My cochin just hatched some goldens & an amhearst. Will they bond? Or would I be better off putting the babies in a brooder?
     
  2. ChurpyChicken

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    had my cochin hen sat on some pheasant eggs she was fine with them until they started to hatch and she killed one [​IMG]
     
  3. NCIndiaBlue

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    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.
     
  4. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

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    NO!!!
    Your not going to make it happen NO WAY!!!
    What a waste.
    Mike
    Save the rest of them if you can!!!
     
  5. biggins

    biggins Chirping

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    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.
     
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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.
     
  7. ranit

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    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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