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
thats it lol! help!
Nah, I just hunt 'em ;-)
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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.
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!
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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