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Pheasant
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Pitch    Posted 02-17-2004 at 17:08:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody here ever raise pheasant? Cooperative exstension is lookin for folks to do it and I'm thinkin that it might be interesting. I imagine that the biggest expense would be the net. I think I already have most every thing else I need if I have enough room. They distribute them in lots of 25 one day old chicks. I have a bit better than a 1/4 acre that I can use for them without having to move my garden.


paul    Posted 02-18-2004 at 06:08:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
My neice has been raising 25-50 year for the last 4 years (lost 6 total birds) she raises them in a old brooder house, screens over all the windows and doors in the shade in a grove of pine trees. She does them for a FFA project and sells them for a hunting club wild game feed.


Bandit    Posted 02-18-2004 at 07:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
We raise quail mostly, but have raised some pheasants just for personal use and release, they aren't to hard to raise. Keep them warm and dry for the first couple weeks, and they'll survive fine. If you are going to realease them, limit your time with them, to either early in the morning or late at night, the less they see you the better off they will be in the wild. Good luck


Ret    Posted 02-17-2004 at 20:22:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just wondering, do they pay anything to you for raising them?
Ret


marlowe    Posted 02-17-2004 at 19:01:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
we did it for years and out of 25 you will be lucky to have 10 make it they like to die and are not very smart. they will drown in a rain storm


ret    Posted 02-17-2004 at 20:25:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
how do they make it in the wild then? How old do they have to be before rain don't bother them?
REt


Pitch    Posted 02-18-2004 at 16:57:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't pay anything. Around here the foxes skunks and coytes keep them down enough so there isn't really a self sustaining population. The idea is too release them but I figure two or three on the table without shot in them would be ok.


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