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Why is it so hard to find Ruffed Grouse Eggs or chicks?  I have been looking into raising them, but I can find them anywhere.

Thanks for the help

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I use to know a breeder in Ohio or Michigan that had Ruffed Grouse. You will most likely only ever find grouse for sale by the pair. Rarely eggs...and usually never chicks.

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Someone was selling pr. on eggbid. I know  someone here in Ohio that bought 2 pr. can check with them and see if they will have any for sale.

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If he does have some, I am curious what a pair would cost.   As good as wild bird taste, I am curious why you don't see more people raising them.

thanks again

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You might need a licensed to sell or buy....try JACK SMITH in Waterford, Mich. 248-895-6936 $250 a pair

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Originally Posted by scandog 

Why is it so hard to find Ruffed Grouse Eggs or chicks?  I have been looking into raising them, but I can find them anywhere.

Thanks for the help


Grouse can be tricky birds to keep and breed in captivity thus making them unsuitable for the egg/chick trade.  If you find someone offering eggs or chicks, be wary.  There are breeders that will offer adults or yearlings, check gbwf or the APWS directory.  Most importantly, research as much as you can before purchase.  Not a group of birds that you can just "jump" into.

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If he does have some, I am curious what a pair would cost.   As good as wild bird taste, I am curious why you don't see more people raising them.

thanks again


Like Dan said, not that easy to raise, yes they taste good. Not to many people would want to eat birds worth over 100.00.    lol

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Thanks for the information.  I will probably think again about trying to raise them.  We just didn't understand why you can find just about every other bird for sale, but these are nowhere to be found.  This also explains why we never see these at hunting preserves.

Thanks againf or all the help.

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There were just a few hens in my yard.  I thought about trying to set a trap to catch them, would need a male too.  Gets some eggs and then release them.

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