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how to raise ruffed grouse

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How do you raise ruffed grouse? I have been looking at raising some lately. Also where can I get some chicks and/or eggs? Finally can the do well with chickens?

 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 8

I'm not sure if you can raise ruffed grouse as a livestock animal.  Never heard of such a thing and never even considered it.

They are a wild bird and thrive on a rich and varied diet.  Alot of times when you take a wild animal and put it in a cage it will stress itself to death.

 

it will be interesting to see if anyone else has some wisdom to pass on.

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Here, I found this site:  http://www.ehow.com/how_5075453_raise-grouse.html

 

Good luck!

post #4 of 8
People don't sell eggs or chicks as the chicks are sensitive and they don't lay many eggs.
These birds calm down in captivity if the situation allows for it. They need large enclosures with just a pair or so. Shouldn't be mixed with chickens. They are very expensive birds.
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Thanks. Do you know where I could get some?

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post #6 of 8
Synders grouse might have some. Usually $250 a pair
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Don't put game birds with domestics. They require lots of protein in their natural form (bugs, seeds, fruit seeds, fruit etc) and a nice fly pen and coop.
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