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how to raise ruffed grouse

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Thebirdwisperr, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Thebirdwisperr

    Thebirdwisperr Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?





    Merry Christmas!
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  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Thebirdwisperr

    Thebirdwisperr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Do you know where I could get some?
     
  5. Thebirdwisperr

    Thebirdwisperr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks[​IMG]!
     
  6. classyoutlaw

    classyoutlaw New Egg

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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.
     
  7. BeefChicken

    BeefChicken Just Hatched

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    [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]This guy followed me around for weeks at my construction site. Always around from shingling roof to running power tools. He would sit on the sawhorses and was always within a few steps. Worried someone would kill him, I took him home when we finished. He has a large coop connected to a fly run and seems content on wild birds food, greens and mealworms. I have chickens. He doesn't seem to mind them but I've not let him out with them. When I do, it's up to him whether he integrates or heads for the woods. I only intend to pen him to familiarize him with his new home
     

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