Age Of Maturity Of Female Birds

The age of maturity of female birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the females reach sexual maturity and will start laying eggs and breeding with their male partners. Quail = about 50 days old (I have observed that female Japanese quail will start to lay eggs … Read more

Male To Female Ratio For Keeping Different Varieties Of Poultry

Here is a rough guide to the male to female ratio for keeping different varieties of poultry together. Quail = 1 male to every 3-4 females. Hen = 1 males to every 6-10 females. (The Domestic Fowl Trust normally recommend 1 male to 6 females for breeding chickens.) Partridges = 1 male to 1 female. … Read more

Guest Appearance – Golden Pheasants By Allandoo Pheasantry

Zoe A. Hunter from Allandoo Pheasantry is a breeder of ornamental and rare species of pheasant. Zoe has written about the Golden Pheasant. The most popular of the Ornamental Pheasants to keep in an aviary is undoubtedly the Golden Pheasant. It is not difficult to see why as the colours of this bird are dazzling. … Read more

Sallie’s Day Old Pheasant Chicks

One of my “farmingfriends” and regular farmingfriends forum members has sent me some photos of her 1 day old pheasant chicks. Here is Sallie’s email that accompanied the photos. Above are two photos of the pheasant chicks.  Yet again I have 3 with splay legs but have now used the trusty elastoplast to correct that.  … Read more

Incubating Pheasant Eggs

Incubation Period The incubation period for pheasant eggs is 23-28 days. Incubation Temperature The temperature in the incubator for pheasant eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity Levels The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for pheasant eggs is 82-88 degrees fahrenheit. Final Day Of Egg Rotation The final day of egg rotation for pheasant eggs is day 21. Please note … Read more