Pheasant chicks, approximately 1 hour old
Image by Ciaran Gultnieks


Pheasant Orders Due

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is once again distributing day-old pheasant chicks for rearing and release projects to qualified 4-H youth.

Why raise pheasants?

  • Rearing pheasants is enjoyable, challenging and teaches youth responsibility
  • Released pheasants for fall hunting opportunity
  • People enjoy seeing and hearing pheasants

Orders through Cooperative Extension is only offered to active 4-H members.

Each participant must take at least 25 chicks.

The rearing and release of pheasants requires a great deal of responsibility by youth and a substantial time commitment.Daily care to ensure there is adequate feed and water for rapidly growing chicks is required.The pheasants may be released no later than the end of the hunting season.

For more information or to order please call (315-376-5270) or email are due by Wednesday, March 18th.

For non-4H'ers interested in ordering chicks, please contact Reynolds Game Farm at (607) 273-2768 or e-mail, subject line: "Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program."




Robert Bucci
4-H Animal & Plant Science Educator
(315) 376-5270


CCE Lewis County
7395 East Road
Lowville, NY 13367

Last updated February 3, 2020