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  • Feeding pheasent chicks

 
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    06-02-2010, 05:26 PM
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Green Broke
Pheasent Chick?

Anyone know anthing about the life cycle of the common phesent as might be getting a chick soon...
I know that they incubate for 23 days
Chicks eat insects for first 3 weeks
That's it lol! Help!
     
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    06-02-2010, 05:37 PM
  #2
Showing
Nah, I just hunt 'em
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    06-02-2010, 05:41 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Most feed stores will carry a gamebird chick starter or, at the very least, have the ability to obtain it. In a captive setting it is highly unlikely that you would be able to provide sufficient supply of insects.
My suggestion would be that you not get just one chick.
     
    06-03-2010, 05:33 AM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Nah, I just hunt 'em
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need to raise them first though...

Thanks for the info

EDIT: weve only got one egg, was a bit of a rescue mission.
It is a matter of IF the egg is fertile, IF the egg will hatch and IF the chick survives, so... I needed the info just incase we get something!
     
    06-04-2010, 07:58 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Pheasant chicks can raise up on normal chick starter, for chickens, and switched to gamebird feed at around 10-12 weeks. To raise from an egg, you need a proper egg incubation unit, just like raising chickens from eggs, and kept around 80 degrees steady for the first two weeks after hatching - as per my neighbor who raises peacocks when I asked her just now!

Good luck with it!
     

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