Pheasants are kinds of birds that are often hunted and bred, and thus are called game birds. Their eggs are preserved for selling on wholesale or retail prices to restaurants and customers. These days, people can easily buy hatching pheasant eggs at home in incubators that suit the needs and requirements of the eggs and consist of the right temperatures required for hatching them.
One can easily obtain eggs from a reliable breeder before starting with the job of hatching pheasant eggs, and they are not very costly either. Farmers that raise a small amount of these birds find that by buying eggs or a day old birds they do away with the need of caring for adult birds all through the laying season. In this way they are able to obtain groups of pheasants at one time and the numbers of tools required are also reduced to a great extent.
For mating, one male pheasant is required for six females. Mating pens do not need to have more than one or two male pheasants at a time.
The pheasants are to be kept well covered pens built on well drained soil. During winter, care needs to be taken in order to keep the pheasants in pens where they can lay their eggs. One must also ensure that not all pheasants can be kept as breeding stock.
Finally, during the laying seasons, the amount of eggs that these pheasants lay will to an extent depend on their eating habits and the quality of the food that is fed to them. If they are subject to a good amount of green feed, then the quality of the eggs will be better.
Some pheasants hatch eggs that number to more than 50 in a season and the eggs need to be gathered every day. After the summer seasons however, it is better to gather the eggs before they get too exposed to the heat.
For hatching pheasant eggs, they should be stored in a cool place before commencing with the process of incubation. After that, the eggs are laid and in no case should they be held for more than two weeks.
For hatching these pheasant eggs at home, one needs to first set up an incubator while keeping in mind that it has been cleaned and is free of germs. The incubator needs to be maintained at a constant temperature of 99.5 degrees for two days at least, before adding the eggs.
The eggs then need to be marked accordingly to the date that they’re put in the incubator. After the incubation process begins, they need to be turned every three days in order to make sure that all sides of the eggs are receiving equal warmth and don’t rest on the same sides all the time.