Checklists for Raising Pheasants Expanded vermiculite or mold-free straw makes good litter. Sand and shavings are not recommended. Chick starter paper can be placed over the litter for the first five days to prevent the chicks from eating the litter. Be sure the paper is not slick. Click to see full answer. Similarly, what does it take to raise pheasants?To raise pheasants, you will need about five square feet per bird in a covered pen. A 25-foot square will handle 125 chicks. However, the bigger the yard, the better, since these are wild birds and nervous. Overcrowding leads to feather-picking and cannibalism.Furthermore, is there money in raising pheasants? Raising pheasants can be a profitable business if done correctly as the game birds are in high demand during hunting season. You can purchase pheasant eggs, pheasant chicks or adult pheasant to use as breeders. Pheasant chicks are generally the popular starting point for people who raise pheasant for profit. Secondly, how long does it take to raise a pheasant? around 16 weeks What do you feed pheasants?In the wild, pheasants eat grain, insects, worms, and pretty much anything they can peck at – even if it’s not good for them. Our pheasants are fed a balanced diet with a set protein content tailored for their age. Because we buy in bulk, we have the feed mixed to contain the correct protein content.