Spring 2020 marks the second season of YBGR’s successful Pheasant re-population project. About 200 eggs and 300 chicks are newly arrived on campus. Last year’s hens have laid about 90 eggs so far and that number is expected to double by the end of breeding season.
The Ranch now has two incubators for hatching eggs, the second incubator donated by St. Johns this year. A second “fly pen” for juvenile birds has just been completed and a third fly pen will be done by the end of summer. The goal is to raise 1500 pheasants in 2020.
Check out our Into the Wild photo gallery of the 2019 Pheasant project.