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Day-Old Chick Program and the Pheasant Rearing Guide

Day-old Pheasant Chicks in a wooden crate

Through DEC's Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program pheasant chicks are available at no cost to participants who are able to provide a brooding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen, and an adequate release site. Approved applicants receive the day-old chicks in April, May, or June. All pheasant release sites must be approved in advance by DEC and must be open for public pheasant hunting opportunities. Applications are due in mid-March.

The Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program Guide (PDF) available here is designed to provide rearing and release guidance for individuals receiving day-old pheasant chicks from DEC.

Print or download an Application for the Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program (PDF).

If you have questions or would like more information, e-mail us, or contact the Reynolds Game Farm (607-273-2768).

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