BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar) › what are the pros and cons of raising ruffed grouse?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

what are the pros and cons of raising ruffed grouse?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

i dont even knoe if thats alowed.i jus went for a jog and a truck was coming down the road so i ran up a hill so i didnt get hit and flushed 2 ruffeled grouse from a pine tree.i then thoht bout how hard it wood be to raise them.i wont be disapointed if its illegal.i was just wonderin.give me the pros and cons.

i dont know if it goes in this section so if not please feel free to move it to the right one.

thanks.cole.


Edited by lcw - 1/28/10 at 4:30am
post #2 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcw 

i dont even know if that's allowed.i just went for a jog and a truck drove was coming down the road so i ran up a hill so i didnt get hit and flushed 2 ruffed grouse from a pine tree.i then thought about how hard it would be to raise them.i won't be dissapointed if its illegal.i was just wondering.give me the pros and cons.

i dont know if it goes in this section so if not please feel free to move it to the right one.

thanks.cole.


It is not illegal to raise them here, but your state my require a permit, we need a game permit to raise them here.

We raise ours off the ground. They are harder to raise. The chicks can be hard to get started and once they get a little bigger they usually need to be seperated in small groups.

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spectrumranch 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcw 

i dont even know if that's allowed.i just went for a jog and a truck drove was coming down the road so i ran up a hill so i didnt get hit and flushed 2 ruffed grouse from a pine tree.i then thought about how hard it would be to raise them.i won't be dissapointed if its illegal.i was just wondering.give me the pros and cons.

i dont know if it goes in this section so if not please feel free to move it to the right one.

thanks.cole.


It is not illegal to raise them here, but your state my require a permit, we need a game permit to raise them here.

We raise ours off the ground. They are harder to raise. The chicks can be hard to get started and once they get a little bigger they usually need to be seperated in small groups.


thank you.i will check and see if i need a permit.anything else you could tell me?

post #4 of 18

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w172/spectrumranch/1ruffedm.jpg

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:


wow! is that the female?you just raise everythin dont ya. haha. she looks so healthy!! good job!where can i get eggs???any ideas? ~~~FOR CHEAP~~~


Edited by lcw - 1/28/10 at 4:31am
post #6 of 18

Can ruffled grouse be raised on the ground in flight pens? I have been trying hard to find some grouse eggs, I have redirected our farm towards game birds. I also have a small vineyard started, and game birds have always fasinated me.

Do you have any more pics of your grouse?

post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcw 
Quote:


WOW! Is that the female?You just raise everything don't ya. Haha. She looks so healthy!! Good job!Where can I get eggs???Any ideas? ~~~FOR CHEAP~~~


Can ruffled grouse be raised on the ground in flight pens? I have been trying hard to find some grouse eggs, I have redirected our farm towards game birds. I also have a small vineyard started, and game birds have always fasinated me.

Do you have any more pics of your grouse?


That is actually a male, I will have to try and get some photos of a male displaying. Our weather has been bad for the last week, but I can get more photos when we get some good weather.

Yes they can be raised on the ground, but most raise them off the ground so they do not get worms(parasites).

We are planning on selling eggs this spring, but by auction only.

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply
post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcw 

wow! is that the female?you just raise everythin dont ya. haha. she looks so healthy!! good job!where can i get eggs???any ideas? ~~~FOR CHEAP~~~


We just listed some eggs on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130379678384&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply

Alternative Livestock from A to Z!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pukwana-SD/Spectrum-Ranch/361077223111?ref=nf
Antique & Animal Feb 21, 22, 23,  see link below for more details:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-of-a-Kind-Sale/135808133136551

 

We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

http://myworld.ebay.com/spectrumranch

Reply
post #9 of 18

Most states require a license in order to keep them as with any other native gamebird. They aren't the cheapest bird either.

I dig Blonde chicks.........
Reply
I dig Blonde chicks.........
Reply
post #10 of 18

I have a grouse drumming on his log every day about 50 yards away from my coop.  Sure would be cool to have some.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar) › what are the pros and cons of raising ruffed grouse?