Ordinary pheasant refers to the Asian species, which is ubiquitous throughout the world. These birds have long been domesticated and are widely used for hunting
Description The head of an ordinary pheasant is operatic, except for the area around the eyes. The long tail gradually narrows toward the end. The males have foot spurs, they have bright plumage, which is distinguished by metallic luster, which changes its color several times over the entire surface. Feathers of the female do not contain shine, the color is brown gray, sandy. The wild species is monogamous, lives in forests near water bodies, nests are arranged on the ground, eats seeds and berries
Breeding A home pheasant lives in polygamy, a family can consist of a dozen females per male. To improve reproduction, males are regularly swapped, in this case, the pheasant becomes more active. An aviary must be large enough, at least two square meters per individual. Arrangement is the most common – a metal grid that encloses the paddock on three sides, adjoins a shed in which the bird shelters from wind, rain and sun
Part of the top of the walk can be covered not with a kapron or rope net, but with waterproof material. For an ordinary pheasant it is extremely important that the enclosure be dry. In winter, it does not need a warmed-up room, it survives well even in severe frosts, if you arrange straw litter. The females begin to swing in mid-April, the push for this is an increase in daylight hours. The laying of eggs continues almost until August. One individual of ordinary pheasant is able to give from hundreds of eggs per year. With artificial breeding, fresh eggs are placed in an incubator for a period of two and a half months. This is due to the fearfulness of birds. For a female to chick out her chicks alone, nothing should disturb her for 24 days, only then she will willingly sit out the pheasant and will continue to take care of them and feed them
In the warm season, the pheasants are released into the cage from the age of two months. The direction of breeding pheasant is ordinary: egg, meat, and for transfer to hunting grounds. The demand also extends to the feathers of birds. Such a wide field of application makes this species profitable for growing in private subsidiary farms. The diet of feeding an adult bird during the winter period consists of various grain mixtures, in the warm season vegetable food and food waste are added to it. Despite the fact that the ordinary pheasant has been domesticated for a long time, it remains a freedom-loving species.