Wow I totally under estamated a pheasant.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by OzawkieBantams, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Wow I totally under estamated a pheasant. I got a pair of Lady Amhurst and a pair of Red Golden today. I forgot to clip the wings my Lady Amhurst rookicked his way loose from my hands holy cow they are strong. Thank God we have 12" inches of snow or I think Id uave lost him. He flew about fifty yards and got lodged in the snow on his decent. I almost shot myself for my being impatient. Now wings are clipped and they are in a temp pen till morning. Will post pics soon.
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep you are lucky you got them back, a loose pheasnt usually never looks back, and will be gone in a heart beat if allowed out of a pen
     
  3. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Trust me I feel lucky as heck.
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I hear ya, I've had some get loose before too, similar to how you said, they are strong little buggers, and got very lucky not to loose them. If you have them penned for a long time and have one get out, go open the gate, and very patiently and slowly walk them around to the gate, usually they'll walk back in. Dont rush them though, usually if they ever take flight, the tail is the last thing you'll ever see of them.

    Congrats on getting some though, those 2 you got are some of the most beautiful birds in the world
     
  5. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Thank you.
    now i am fending off a opposum. I think i hit him but just to make sure ai have placed a full body trap in the hole i seen it go in too.
     
  6. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    When you grab them dont hold there legs, but wrap your hand around their body pinning their legs back so they cant get their sharp nails on your hand.
    You will never loose another bird!
     
  7. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Thanks I will try that.
     
  8. junttirn

    junttirn New Egg

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    I have had pheasants escape out of their cage before. Allot of times you wont see them again. But this year I was fortunate that one of my chicks got out and sat next to the door a couple of hours until I got home. Some pheasants have a connection to their coop and don't like wandering far from it, boy was I lucky!!![​IMG]

    Pheasant Lover,
    Junttirn
     
  9. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    your lucky. My pair of yellow goldens got loose the other day after a branch fell on the pen thankfuly the male came back that night then the hen shown back up 3 days later.
     
  10. Show Me Chick

    Show Me Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you got him back. My male lady amherst flew the coop last summer, I watched him disappear into the neighborhood. I drove around for a few hours trying to find him with no luck. I never figured I would see him again, then right before dark he came flying home and roosted on my privacy fence.
     

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