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Pheasant chicks available to raise, release

Week-old pheasant chicks huddle in an incubator.
Week-old pheasant chicks huddle in an incubator.

GAME BIRDS – The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is distributing day-old pheasant chicks to people who have facilities to raise birds for around six weeks before releasing them into the wild.

The council provides the birds in lots of 25 and charges a fee to cover costs.

  • Hens  $.40 each  (25 chick minimum)
  • Roosters  $2.25 each (any amount)
  • 1/2 hens x 1/2 Roosters  $1.50 each  (minimum order 26)
  • Starter feed  $20 per 50-pound bag.

The first shipment of chicks from Little Canyon Shooting Preserve in Peck, Idaho, will be distributed May 10 and will continue every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., until the available chicks are gone, said program coordinator Larry Carey.

Chicks must be reserved at least a week before delivery. Call Carey at (509) 328-6429.

They will be available for pickup at the council office, 6116 N. Market.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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