We currently raise Silver, Red Golden, Reeves, Swinhoe, Impeyan,
Temminicks Tragopan & Grey Peacock exotic pheasants:
Impeyan Pheasant |
beautiful and fascinating birds are generally hardy and
easy to care for.
It is important to learn as much as possible about the
types of birds you are interested in keeping before purchasing
pheasant species should be kept seperately from other
types of pheasants. We have had success keeping our pheasants
with "other types of birds" such as doves, quail,
waterfowl etc. Our first concern when adding a new species
of pheasant is "winter hardiness". We get many
months of below freezing temps and snow.
of the exotic pheasants do very well in cold weather.
All aviary birds need adequate shelter available to them.
This can be similar to a chicken coop. Ours are usually
3 or 4 walls, waterproof roofing, perches etc. We cut
holes or "windows" in the walls for light.
cover them with thick, clear plastic in winter and remove
the plastic in summer for ventilation. These shelters
are just as important in the summer months for shade.
Some of the pheasant species have more difficulty in hot
weather than cold.
well planted aviary (trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers)
will benefit the birds providing cover, shade, shelter
from the wind, etc. Landscaping is another pleasant aspect
of aviaries and birdkeeping.
feed our pheasants prepared gamebird or layer crumbles mixed
with a variety of grains & seeds. Corn, wheat, milo,
sunflower, safflower, millet to name a few.
offer "treats" such as mixed greens, peanuts,
raisens, fruit & meal worms.
The types of food and treats desired will vary slighly from
one species to another.
Some of the birds become very tame, such as the Temminicks
Tragopans, Grey Peacock Pheasants & Red Goldens. Especially
when the" treats" are being handed out. We have
had birds that would land on our shoulders when we entered
the pen. We have a male Silver Pheasant that we have had
for over 12 years. He will "display",
(a fast fluttering of his spread wings) pretty much on demand.
Many of them are as inexpensive as $25.00 ea and are as
easy to care for as chickens.
Their courting displays can be elaborate. Some will hatch
and raise their own young.
Most of them are not noisy and their aviary can be in close
proximity to neighbors.
A lot of these birds are disappearing in the wild. The Avicultural
world needs more serious responsible breeders to insure
diverse, healthy, captive populations. It is very important
to keep pure bloodlines with no crossbreeding of similar
species or related birds. In addition to it being an enjoyable
rewarding hobby, you are doing a small part in keeping these
beautiful birds alive for future generations, not just photographs
We thoroughly enjoy keeping exotic pheasants. Many of our
larger aviaries have a variety of birds in them, but it's
always the pheasants that stand out having brilliant colors
and interesting behavior.
of the pheasants we hope to raise in the future are: Blue
Eared, Brown Eared, Siamese Firebacks, Mikado, Ijima's Copper,
Elliot's, Hume's Bar-tail.
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