Yellow Gold Pheasant's First Egg!...Dec 9th?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by PeepsInc, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know pheasants,like ducks have a short laying season. My hen pheasant laid her first egg today Dec 9, 09. There from a late Jan 09 hatch. My male hasn't even come into full color yet,so there's little chance of fertility?(the egg was cracked anyways). Is it normal for young hens to lay this time of year in the North East? I had a chicken hatch out eggs, 3 days ago. So I guess stranger things have happened. Could this be happening because of the red lights I leave on in the building they all share(in separate pens)? Or is it normal?
     
  2. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Wow, yeah i bet she layed the egg because of the red lights. Normally this wouldn't happen if their were no lights on.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    No,that is not normal.The red light,is that a heat light?The male may be fertile,he just doesn't get his color until the 2nd year,but is fertile the 1st year.What other breeds do you raise?
    in N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:HUH?
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Have 2 Trios Of Ringnecks That Have Been (and Still Are Laying) For About A Month Now. These Are 2 Yr Old Breeders And The Eggs Are Fertile( Have 10 Pipping As We Type..) Seems Way Late In The Season To Me, But Whatever..... Not Like There's An Off Switch On Any Of Them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HUH?

    [​IMG] What were you Huh about ? I was trying to say that normally they wouldnt lay eggs unless they were given lights.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Just Never Heard Of Red Lights Triggering The Laying Process--- Maybe I'm Wrong But It Was Always My Belief The Light Had To Be More Visible, Like Sunlight--- Incandescent Or Flourescent To Trigger Them To Lay.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I think he's talking about a heat light.Which is not good for your birds.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. oleduke

    oleduke Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This is exactly what I was referring to when I was asking about Golden's coming into season early this year. We have since had a lot of weather below freezing, so the males have calmed down. I didn't have to separate any (which is very good) but I was worried for a while.

    My Ring-neck breeders are not laying nor is the male courting the females but hats off to JJMR for an "early" or "late" season [​IMG]
     
  10. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually My coup is a 12 x 12 with 3- 2'x4' pens that run along 2 walls. I have 2 red stage lights in 2 separate pens. They produce a warmth for some younger birds I have. The pheasant are in the 3rd pen with a separate outdoor run. I'll put the next one in the bator just to see what happens. Whats it gonna hurt? I'm already up to my elbows in chicks,thanks to those broody's. Anybody want some day olds?
     
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