How to breed pheasants: all the instructions for making abreeding of pheasantsstarting from a few specimens.
We keep talking aboutpheasant breedingand we do this by giving a significant focus to the pheasant's diet, the fattening period, the reproduction period and the incubation of the eggs for the hatching of the chicks.
If you are a beginner and are looking to start a pheasant farm, we invite you to read the preliminary article entitledPheasant breeding, all the info. As it is clear, at the end of April it will be possible to collect the eggs to be incubated in May and at the end of June the eggs of the second breeding cycle will be collected and incubated in July. It is precisely with the end of the second reproductive cycle that the male must be separated frompheasantsfemale that will continue to lay eggs but this time they will be destined for the table and not for hatching.
How to breed pheasants
Incubation of pheasant eggs
The pheasant eggs are collected as they are laid, checked several times a day to prevent them from being exposed to atmospheric agents for a long time. While waiting to arrange the pheasant eggs in the artificial incubator, you can arrange them in egg cartons (just like the ones you see in the supermarket, in the draft sales department of large shopping centers it is possible to take away an empty egg carton going unnoticed) with the tip pointing down.
Rules for storing eggs for incubation:
- the eggs should be kept with the tip pointing downwards
- eggs must be kept in a cool place
- eggs should be stored in a very humid place
A cellar with a temperature of 10 - 15 ° C and a humidity of 75 - 85% could be the ideal place to store the eggs for incubation.
If you have 5 female pheasants, within 10 days you will collect about fifty eggs that you can incubate. Place the eggs in incubation for 23-24 days (in some cases, the pheasant egg takes 26 days to hatch) in a small family incubator with a capacity of 50 eggs.
The incubation temperature should be 37.7 ° C and the humidity rate set at 52%. The eggs collected in the last 10 days of April will give birth to the little chicks during the month of May.
Feeding the pheasant
There is no shortage of specific feeds on the market raise the pheasant,indeed, there are specific formulations for the various age groups. The "starter" feed is used for pheasant chicks from 0 to 4 weeks of age; in addition to the newly hatched pheasants, from the first days of birth it will be necessary to administer grit, that is small siliceous pebbles of 2-3 mm, essential for the correct development and muscular functioning of the stomach. Subsequently, a pheasant feed with a lower protein content must be chosen, ranging from 28 - 32% (protein content of the starter feed) to 18 - 20% (protein content of the feed forfagianotti). Thepheasantadult will need a low protein feed (only 14 - 15%)
The power supply of thepheasantadult can be integrated with worms, larvae and various insects in the case of rather spacious aviaries.
Protein levels should be increased in the adult pheasant going through the sexual reproduction phase (February to June) with a protein content of 18 - 25%.
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