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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by horsechick, Nov 22, 2008.
Are these legal to have/raise?
Some are so beautiful,
I am keeping my eye on this thread because i want to know this as well
Well, yes and no. You can have partridge, red-leg partridge, chukar partridge, huns, but not grouse. They are meant to be wild animals, like the Ruffed grouse, there was a failed attempt tried to keep some in captivity to introduce in another area and it not a great turn out. People call grouse partridge but they are just close cousins. Hope this helps.
Quote:Guess it's the next best thing
Grouse are very LEGAL to raise as long as you get the permits needed by your state. Just like any gamebird. they require a little more special attention but can be just as enjoyable as ringnecks. I have 2 sources for ruffed grouse...and if I would decide to get some I would probably get rid of all my chickens and make their pen the grouse pen. There are 3 grouse commonly kept in captivity....ruffed...sharptail....and blue.
Hope that helps!
All I can say is they are quite tasty.
Quote:They are legal to own and raise, but always check with your state dept of conservation or wildlife. However, they are not the easiest birds to own and raise!!
They are much more susceptible and vulnerable to common fowl ailments than most captive galliformes and sanitation is very important with this group.
Some links of interest -
The Ruffed Grouse seems to be the most commonly kept in captivity.
Another thing to add is that they are very pricey. The cheapest I have found ruffed grouse is $500 per pair. I think there are some on eggbid right now.
We have raised several types of grouse in the past- we currently have Ruffed and Franklin Spruce Grouse.
Quote:you always find a way to make me jealous LOL