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This is our first year raising pheasants in Connecticut. The winter here has been very warm and the wildlife seems to have become "confused". We just found our first pheasant egg today and our birds are in the "heat of passion" bigtime. We brought this egg in and set it on tilt since we are very concerned with it freezing. We are afraid that the warm weather has influenced our birds to mate early.
Has this occurred with anyone else who has more experience with raising pheasants and what can we do besides incubating the eggs ourselves to help guarantee some success with our birds' breeding? Thank you to all who take the time to read and/or answer our questions.
-- Claudia Paluch (email@example.com), February 18, 2002
Claudia, I would zip over to www.poultryconnection.com and go to the links. You will arrive in short order to specialists in Pheasants, Quail etc. How exciting! What species are you raising? They are each very different. We have wild Ringnecks here, they are very beautiful. good luck, LQ
-- Little Quacker (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 2002.
Thanks for the link. We have a couple of different types of ringneck. The one that has layed an egg is a common ringneck. It is very exciting - it was the first pheasant egg I had ever seen believe it or not. And the males are so funny with their "mating" behavior - the screeching, fluffing of feathers, etc. I just hope our odd weather does not ruin the process.
-- Claudia Paluch (claudia@webquill. com), February 18, 2002.