Pheasant Project
 

The purpose of this project was both educational and experiential.  All who were interested could watch the miraculous formation of blood vessels within a few days in the incubator, the development of the embryo, and the hatching.  Required special care included de-beaking, and the daily care included watering, feeding, and providing vegetative cover.  Two individuals took a special interest, and a follow-up project is planned.

 

Our Pheasant's Parents

   

Pheasant Mom

Pheasant Dad
Mom Dad
 
 

The Hatching

   
 
Eggs

 

 

Thirteen of Mom and Dad's eggs were placed in an incubator at 98.8° F.  On the 24th day, the eggs began to move.

 

Watch the movie!The Hatching
The Hatching

   
   

Growing Up

   
   
Chicks in the box          Holding a Chick
   

 

The chicks were fed commercial food and kept warm, starting at 95° F.  As they grew, temperatures were slowly reduced and additional space was provided.

 

Watch the movie!
Growing Up Growing Up

   
   

Moving Out

   
   
Outside Pen
   

 

An outside pen provided shelter and the next phase in preparing them for their natual environment.

 

Watch the movie!Moving Out Moving Out

   
   

The Releasing

 
   

Pheasant Hen          Pheasant Rooster

   

 

While not full grown and developed, the pheasants were released on the Elcam property after 12 weeks in order to accomodate their adjustment to food source and their natural environment in light of the upcoming hunting season.  While they would be missed, everyone was happy for the pheasants' new freedom.

 

Watch the movie!The Releasing The Releasing

   

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189 West Creek Rd.
St. Marys, PA 15857
Telephone: (814) 781-7101
Fax: (814) 834-1560

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DuBois, PA 15801
Telephone: (814) 371-7634
Fax: (814) 371-7641

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