With a little onebreeding of pheasantsyou can have excellent yields. A family ofpheasants, consisting of one male and five females, can give rise to two breeding cycles per year which allow for a total of about sixtypheasants.
How to start a pheasant farm
The best time to start breeding pheasants is early autumn. In October, buy pheasants to reproduce: one male and five females.
When you buy thepheasants, contact a local breeder and make sure the pheasants are in good health. Observe the pheasants and remember our indications:
- check eyes and nose, there should be no drains
- checked under the tail, there should be no traces of diarrhea
- animals must be responsive, quick in movement
- pheasants must be in good nutritional state
- healthy pheasants are recognized for their proud bearing, uniform plumage and confident gait
- never buy pheasants that have peck injuries
- buy already vaccinated pheasants
Once home, to start thebreeding of pheasantsyou will have to follow simple rules. First of all you will need an aviary intended for reproduction and a possible breeding aviary; an artificial incubator will be required for the eggs to hatch. Remember that the chicks ofpheasantthey must be bred in a suitable environment: closed and heated. The water for small pheasants must be placed in a well accessible but raised drinking trough to prevent water from wetting the litter.
After buying thepheasantsfor thebreedingand having them transported to your farm, separate the male pheasant from the females, this will allow you to manage abreeding of pheasantscalmer: a natural hierarchy will be created among the females that will allow less problems at the moment of reproduction.
- The females must be immediately placed in the aviary and isolated from the male.
- The male can be placed in a gabion or in the breeding aviary.
- Thepheasantmale must be introduced in the aviary with the females towards the end of February, during the mating period.
- The male pheasant will remain in the aviary with the females until the beginning of July in order to guarantee two reproduction cycles. At the end of the collection of the eggs of the second cycle of reproduction, the male is separated from the females.
- The females remain in the aviary to moult.
- The eggs laid in late April and late June can be destined for hatching with the aid of an artificial incubator.
- The eggs laid during the rest of the year can be destined for the canteen.
It is recommended to change one male per year while female pheasants, to ensure maximum productivity, can be replaced every two years in order to face four reproductive cycles in the model we propose.
Remember to administer to yoursbreeding of pheasantsadequate nutrition. Feeds for other poultry are not good (chickens, guinea fowl, turkeys ...), it is important to choose feed specifically designed forpheasants, even on the market there are formulations for different age faces. Remember that in a spacious and outdoor aviary, ipheasantsthey can integrate artificial feeding with worms, insects and other larvae.
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