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Pheasants are very beautiful birds that you can admire endlessly. Increasingly, they are started on poultry farms and their own backyards. Pheasants are bred for various purposes, the main of which should be called the sale of meat, eggs and feathers. Also, birds delight the eye with their colorful plumage. Their presence will beautify any household. The main thing is to know the peculiarities of breeding birds and caring for them .
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BREED DETAILS- Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum )
Grey peacock pheasants get their name from the striking green-blue ‘eye’ pattern on the feathers of their back. The rest of the plumage is a dark grey with white speckling. Males have a crest that can be extended forwards to cover their beak. Females are similar to males, but with a smaller crest and duller plumage. Grey peacock pheasants live in the dense forests of South-east Asia
Breeding occurs between March and June. A nest is made in a hollow usually sited at the base of a bamboo clump. There is little information on the breeding habits of this bird in the wild, but it is believed to lay just two eggs per clutch. The chicks are similar in appearance to adult females. The diet of the grey peacock pheasant is primarily fruits and seeds such as figs, plums and bamboo seeds. They will also take insects, particularly termites, and will forage in villages for rice and grains.
In principle, pheasants are looked after in the same way as chickens. First you need to build and equip a poultry house. It should consist of two territories:
  • Closed room.
  • Outdoor walking area.
In a closed house, perches should be established. They are made of wood. The floors are covered with straw or grass, and also sprinkled with sand. Pheasants can walk outside in spring and summer. Almost all breeds are very cold-tolerant, so do not expose birds to the risk of illness. If you have pheasants for breeding, then settle them with families. Each should have one male and three or four females..Birds incubate eggs for up to 40 days. On day 20, it is better to take the eggs and place them in an incubator. The temperature in it should be approximately + 38 ° C, and the humidity should not exceed 80%. If you do not have an incubator, you can donate the eggs to chickens or ducks to incubate. If you keep pheasants solely for decoration, then one male and a female will be enough.