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birdlover
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« on: May 09, 2007, 07:57:23 PM »

hi,

would it be possible for a pheasant hen to set and hatch a clutch of eggs in capitivty?  If so, what can i do to stimulate her to do this?
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 10:09:18 PM »

yes they will I had one last year and 3 of them a year before as far as getting them to do it. don't have a idea on that
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 07:40:00 AM »

First off, do you have only one pair in the pen ? If she hatched any & you have more than a pair, it is likely the adults will kill the chicks. Is your pen set up to hold chicks ? They'll walk through 1" wire like it isn't there.
Does the hen have a good place to hide a nest of eggs ? When/if she does start a nest, you must leave it alone. When/if she goes broody, you must leave her alone , no peaking. Takes very little for them to quit. Some Pheasant hens will not sit for the time needed. They'll start , then quit after a few days or a week.....
Lots can go wrong with letting Pheasants hatch their own. That is why most do it with incubators.
Another thing. Do you have an empty pen to put any of the extra birds in ?
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 07:17:38 PM »

hi,
 yes, i do have only one pair in the pen. No, she hasn't hatched any eggs so far.  The nest is in the corner of a pen that has bricks surrounded around the nest, i could make the nest darker if its recommended. Are you suppose to take the eggs out if you want the hen to sit on them, when she lays them?

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 09:15:36 PM »

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Are you suppose to take the eggs out if you want the hen to sit on them, when she lays them?

No.
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birdlover
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 07:43:23 PM »

hi,
but if i leave the eggs in the nest they might get dirty and not hatch properly!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 08:09:28 PM »

So, what happens in the wild ?
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 09:35:05 PM »

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but if i leave the eggs in the nest they might get dirty and not hatch properly!

Learn a little bit of respect... just ask in a polite way. If you have a proper pen setup, the eggs shouldn't get too dirty. The ones that get dirty, then oh well. That's how it goes. If you don't want them to get "dirty" then collect them and hatch them yourself...
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2007, 11:02:35 AM »

My silver pheasent hen is setting on a clutch of about 8 eggs.  If any of them hatch , :angel:which hopefully some will :angel:should i take the chicks from her or move them into a pen by themselves because my male (Phil) is very aggressive.

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2007, 03:41:18 PM »

hi,
jk, i wasn't trying to be disrespectful i just asked a simple question, sorry if i might of made you mad.     
  In the wild i'm sure some of the eggs get  dirty and they still end up hatching so i dont think i'll have a problem, thanks everyone for your advice, i appreciate it!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2007, 04:55:25 PM »

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My silver pheasent hen is setting on a clutch of about 8 eggs.  If any of them hatch , :angel:which hopefully some will :angel:should i take the chicks from her or move them into a pen by themselves because my male (Phil) is very aggressive.

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Odds are very good that he will help raise the chicks. He likely just hates humans  :laugh:
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 08:25:18 AM »

After a pheas hen starts to sit should I remove the male
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2014, 05:03:26 AM »

After a pheas hen starts to sit should I remove the male

I would remove the male and any other occupants in the area just before the eggs hatch. If you don't, the others' will kill any of the chicks that hatch.

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