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Pheasant reproduction and survival as related to agricultural fertilizer use

Pheasant reproduction and survival as related to agricultural fertilizer use

Journal of Wildlife Management 42(1): 40-45

Wing-clipped wild pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) were stocked in outside pens in the spring of 1972 and 1973; half of the pens were fertilized at recommended rates. Breeding hen pheasants were force-fed single capsules weekly containing 0, 100 mg, 300 mg, or 900 mg of a fertilizer mixture. Six-week-old chicks in outside pens and 3-day-old chicks in battery brooders were given fertilizer pellets mixed with a commercial ration.

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DOI: 10.2307/3800687

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