Does anyone know why this grouse is so friendly?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by roweyurboat, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. roweyurboat

    roweyurboat Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know why this grouse is so friendly?

     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Has to be your pet grouse?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It may be a pen reared bird that either escaped or was released.
     
  4. roweyurboat

    roweyurboat Out Of The Brooder

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    I was walking through the woods in the middle of nowhere and he just started following me
     
  5. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've walked up on one before as well. It didn't approach me, but it didn't run away either. I got within 5 feet of it and it just looked at me. This was in the UP of Michigan, many miles from any sort of civilization, unlikely a farm raised bird. I dont know why?
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably starving,you should bring some feed out to her.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. stephstuckman

    stephstuckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a grouse in the mountains here that would run at your atv tires and attack them. You had to drive super slow to get by it with out running it over. it was in the same spot for two years then vanished. Funny little thing, my dad even caught it and gently tossed it off the trail once because it would just not move. I think it must have nested there.
     

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