Quails1

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Why are they so hard to raise?

Yes, I am wondering that also?
From what I've been told by a successful grouse breeder named Dan Snyder up in Cascade, Idaho who runs the following bird farm: http://www.grouseparkwaterfowl.com/

Grouse are some of the most difficult gamebirds to raise in captivity. One of the main reasons that make them tricky is these birds are susceptible to disease. This results from that they're sensitive to warm weather since these game birds are adapted to living in cold, boreal regions of the northern hemisphere. Diseases are more present in and reproduce easily in warm weather. The cold air grouse live in hinders pathogens to breed with ease.
 

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From what I've been told by a successful grouse breeder named Dan Snyder up in Cascade, Idaho who runs the following bird farm: http://www.grouseparkwaterfowl.com/

Grouse are some of the most difficult gamebirds to raise in captivity. One of the main reasons that make them tricky is these birds are susceptible to disease. This results from that they're sensitive to warm weather since these game birds are adapted to living in cold, boreal regions of the northern hemisphere. Diseases are more present in and reproduce easily in warm weather. The cold air grouse live in hinders pathogens to breed with ease.
Interesting. So people in cold climates should have more success with them.
 

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