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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:31 pm 
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My Goldens have just started laying, the cock is only semi coloured so i hope is fertile. The California quail are not yet laying. I am hoping that they start soon as want to incubate the california quail s eggs with the pheasants eggs.the bator is full at the moment with blr bantam wyandotte eggs, hopefully will have saved up enough eggs to use for the next batch. Could set bantam eggs with them but just put these in 4 days earlier.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:44 pm 
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Oh exciting! Good luck with your incubation!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:44 am 
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Yes I think yearling male Goldens are generally fertile, even though they don't colour up properly till their second year.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:52 am 
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Can't wait to hatch some ,at least so far this cock isn't trying to kill the hens. They are as a quad. Last time i had a trio and the cock killed both the hens . They are laying on the ground in a corner of the avairy. I am thinking of putting a mower catcher there to give them a more discreet spot.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:50 pm 
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My pheasants aren't laying yet, but quite possible to start in next few days. Semi coloured cock is most likely to be fertile, really depending on the bird.
Good luck with the incubation.
Sometime the female will incubate the eggs, but not always.
Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:10 pm 
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All 3 hens are laying now, if thats what you call female pheasants. A splash silkie has just gone broody so put 6 pheasant eggs under her, will remove any silkie eggs tomorrow, don't want her to get up and leave with babies silkies whilst the pheasant eggs still need 4 more days. There is some broken feathers on the hen pheasants backs so the cock must be mating. :thumbs: , now back to saving eggs up again for the bator.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:51 am 
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My Lady Amhersts and Goldens, not a single egg yet.
They should start by now. Maybe the weather?? Don't know??
Ringnecks 5 eggs from 2 hens.
Mandarin, 1 female started sitting on 8 eggs, 2nd female started laying 2 days ago


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Great to hear that your Mandarins are breeding gorang, and i hope your pheasants start soon. The silkie was a false alarm, i do have now a slw with a dickie leg thats starting to go broodie but iam worried she would brake the eggs., otherwise will have to wait for when the bator is free.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:45 pm 
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Thanks mycoola
Just found 8 eggs from 2 golden hens in the nest.
Other pair of goldens hen layed an egg from the perch, ended up broken on the ground.
Lady Amhersts still none.
Ringneck Pheasants are just pumping them out, close to 20.
Will be setting my incubator soon ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:18 am 
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I will be setting the bator on next Saturday or sunday , have 14 golden eggs so far, should have more by then, some of the first though will be over 10 days old. Will set them as nothing to lose if they don't develop. Still no eggs from the california quail. So have been saving up blr bantam wyandotte eggs to set with the pheasant eggs.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:31 pm 
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Not long ago i was concerned about pheasants not laying and all of the sudden...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:16 pm 
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What do you do with pheasant eggs - apart from making more pheasants? How many eggs do they lay? How long is their laying season?

I know nuffin about pheasants.
Love to see some pics.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:30 am 
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You can eat them , they are even smaller though than silkie eggs, they dont have a long laying season, from what i have read if continuing to collect them can lay up to 60 eggs in the season, not sure if the ringneck pheasants lay more. In Australia most ornamental pheasants are only kept for that reason for their beauty, whilst overseas they are eaten as game much the same as the ringnecks. My goldens have become quite tame, but do need to be kept in a avairy or fully wire roofed pen. Where i bought my current ones from ( Liverpool), he had 2 pairs and does let each pair free range on alternate days whilst supervised . But a big risk of doing the bolt. My first pair i did have in a avairy in the chook run and did sometimes let them free range with the chooks and they did put themselves away back into the avairy at night. It best to keep confined though. They have amazing calls as well, sometimes singing like a bird , othertimes a hash metalic noise and sometimes a high pitched whistle. Much like chooks the males will fight.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:00 pm 
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All correct Mycoola!
Ringnecks are pretty much the same


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:20 pm 
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Have set the first lot of pheasant eggs and blr bantam wyandotte eggs :nuts . Now i hope for good fertility :pray still no eggs from the california quail :hmmm: .


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