Guide for the breeding of pheasants
The pheasants are land birds originating in Asia.
They carry out their lives on the ground, flying only when threatened or overcome obstacles.
There are several sub-species of pheasants , the males generally have a more showy plumage than females.
The common pheasant is widespread in nature and is particularly interesting for hunting .
The breeds with the most gaudy plumage , are grown for ornamental purposes.
In the wild pheasants feed on seeds, berries , grapes , insects and fruit in general .
Pheasants live in cereal fields , grazing areas with shrubs or vegetation that allow him to hide or camouflage.
The pheasant is a polygamous bird , a male in nature generally mates with 4-5 females , subsequent to the phase of courtship.
To raise pheasants at home you must have all the necessary materials :
- Paddock with shelter
- Rack vegetables
If there are predators such as foxes and weasels it near , it is necessary that the structure is particularly resistant to prevent the intrusion of carnivores , especially when placed on the ground.
The fence must also be closed at the top as the pheasant could escape.
We recommend that you raise 1 male with 2 females in each enclosure .
The fence should be a minimum of at least 3 square meters. ( 1 sq. m. Per animal) .
In the enclosure must be available fresh water.
It is advisable to have a covered part of the fence to provide a shaded area in warm periods and to protect the birds from the elements.
It can be useful to a tub filled with sand or fine earth dry, buckets for bathing .
With regard to the daily diet , there are specific feed for pheasants that can be purchased in specialized shops .
The troughs are filled with food while in the rack can be settled out of vegetables.
The diet should be supplemented with mineral salts that can be purchased in specialized shops .
Check the phase of spawning that can be incubated by the female pheasant or hatched in the incubator after a certain period of 24-25 days.
The chicks , once shelled , they are very lively and growing rapidly is essential to maintain an adequate temperature to ensure their survival.
The chicks are fed with feed specific ground up and constant availability of water.
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