The most common way to keep pheasants are cages made of a metal or wooden base, arranged near a shed for sheltering a bird. The three sides are fenced with galvanized wire mesh, with sufficiently small cells. Over the grid, the paddock is covered with a synthetic mesh or roof.
Place for the enclosure should be dry. The entrance is done by the tambour room, so that the bird does not fly out. The inner surfaces are lined with lime, the outer surfaces are painted with oil paint. That, heat-loving species could winter without loss, the shed is insulated and installed in it electric heaters.
It should be borne in mind that some species of pheasant need planting low-growing trees and shrubs, and for others it is not necessary to leave even tall grass. Birds are kept in groups, in pairs or in packs, for which you can divide the aviary space into departments. Equipment and inventory
Feeders for adult birds are made from dry smooth wood, so that the pheasants do not climb into it with their feet, but get their beaks to the bottom. Feeding young animals for the first three weeks using the trough, in the form of a tray. Feeders are installed at such intervals that the bird will have enough space. The crushed green food is spread over smaller dishes.
Drinkers for pheasants are no different from drinkers of other kinds of poultry. They can be flowing, grooved or cupped, made of different materials. Vacuum drinkers will do well. Certain types of pheasants need to be built in sufficient numbers of roosts. The diameter of softwood should allow full coverage of the fingers of the bird. Also, the arrangement of a dry bath consisting of ash and sand, poured into a box of wood, is required. Bathing in such a mixture rids the bird of parasites. Artificial and natural lighting plays an important role in the development and viability of birds.
In winter, it is recommended to increase the light day, by installing lamps. The main requirements for keeping pheasants are cleanliness and adequate feeding. The support of the enclosure is clean, it guarantees the safety of the bird. To this end, you should regularly wash the drinkers and feeders, clean the nests, roosts and other equipment. The floor covering should consist of pure river sand. Pollution creates a good environment for the appearance of external parasites. It is necessary to monitor the appearance of rodents in the enclosure.
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