Road runners?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by catfish, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I was out bushhogging the field and there was a road runner poking around the bushes.
    Yea we have a few around here in Arkansas.

    The question is has anyone ever raised any?
    If so where did you get the eggs?
    If you got chicks where from?
    Did they domesticate down or did they remain wild?
     
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Why? They aren't a game bird.
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Saw my first Roadrunner in Arkansas as well, was many years ago near Lamar, AR.

    I don't believe there are any in private aviculture, if there are, a permit would be required certainly. I do know of several zoos with them and have read husbandry articles on them in various publications.

    They would be considered a softbill, are actually related to Cuckoos. The chicks are altricial and could not be reared in the same matter as fowl. Diet would be carnivorous and expenisve to duplicate in a private setting. Still pretty cool birds, but probably not practical.

    Quote:Didn't know this was a requirement for bird keeping!!

    Dan
     
  4. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Dan,

    It isn't. I just couldn't think of a real good reason to raise a roadrunner besides just to do it.
     
  5. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are as many reasons for aviculture as there are bird species, the "why" question will never go away.

    Dan
     
  6. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Quote:There are as many reasons for aviculture as there are bird species, the "why" question will never go away.

    Dan

    You sound like you have some experience in ornithology.

    Is your avatar a White Faced Whistling Duck?

    Lophura--a genus of pheasant

    Glanced at the galliform website. Nice
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  7. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is illegal in some states to have/raise some bird species. Would be a great question for your local Ag office or University. Maybe you could find out ways to make your property more attractive to them, thus "raising" some on your little slice of the world....[​IMG]
     

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