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Old 03-08-2016, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
Phil you had 22.5 sq. feet of space per bird with 50 birds, which is just short of the 25 sq. feet recommended. I wouldn't have anticipated any problems but the young OP has only about half the recommended space and I would be surprised if he doesn't lose a bunch of birds.
Your right Oldtimr my mistake as I never noticed exactly how short his flight pen was going to be.. He really needs to cut back on the number of birds as well as install some roosts for them.. At least here you need to have roosts in your pen. I do not recall if he was going to or not.. The birds need to get off the ground at night..
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:00 PM
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ok thanks phil. I was gonna put our Christmas tree in there for them to roost. also in the Sullivan raising tips and info, it said that for 5-8 weeks you only need 10 feet without blinders. also, I heard that pheasants survive better when they are 8 weeks old. so I figured that I should raise more 8 week old ones. so I did 12.5x25=312.5/10=30. so I guess that I am gonna do that. also, they take less feed. and if I put blinders on, I could put in 60. any other tips. because I sure could use 'em.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:03 PM
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Do your own thing boy! Hey, here's an idea. Why not just raise them to 4 weeks and put 100 of em in that pen? I'm done here!

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Old 03-09-2016, 01:36 PM
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Good Lord! 60 birds in a 12.5 by 25 foot pen. What a recipe for disaster. I tried and I am done after this post. I will say this and just perhaps it will get through. The size of a covered flight pen is so the birds can exercise their flight muscles so when they are released they can fly and elude predators as well as not putting birds that do not like to be close together, close together. When blinders are put on birds they have to be removed before they are released. Too many birds in a flight pen will discourage flight practice because of mid air collisions in addition to encouraging cannibalism and disease. I continue to wish the lad good luck but I wouldn't bet on his chances.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:15 PM
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ok, new plot change, 25x25 is what its gonna be. then I can put 25 birds in by your standards. and thanks for more of the tips. I'm done.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:18 PM
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That would be right on the money. it will benefit what you are trying to do.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:05 PM
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well I guess that's a good thing and I'm gonna release the 20 at 12 weeks and keep 5 to breed.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:17 PM
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Atta boy!!!
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:35 PM
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Atta boy!!!

Yeah haha.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:51 PM
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I really hope that boy does not pay attention to your posts because you have not a clue about what you are talking about, Period, what you posted here about rasing pheasants is nonsense, period. Maggots and meal worms, give me a break. It takes about 100 lbs of food to raise 50 chicks to 6 weeks old, 2 lbs a day of feed for the 1st 6 weeks of a pheasant chicks life and about 1 lb a day from 6 weeks forward. All those maggots and meal worms would break you. Game bird feed has all the proper nutrients they need to grow. Pheasant shooter, please for your sake, ignore whay this guy says.
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