Winterizing

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    How should I winterize my pens? How should I care for the birds?



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  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    just make sure they have a spot out if direct wind, rain, snow.
    most pheasant are really cold hardy and love the winter.
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    OK!! Is it OK to handle them in the winter?

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  4. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Didnt you just ask that in another post? slow down some kid......
    your birds are young...give them time.....alot of it......
    the birds that allow me to touch them are all over 2 years. all fully colored

    beside that in the winter i dont like to do any more than pet the a little. the cold weather does make some birds feathers easier to pull. When i was first getting started and wanted to touch them all the time i found that in the cold, just picking up some birds that they will loose some feathers. without a struggle even.
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
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