what are the pros and cons of raising ruffed grouse?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by lcw, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. lcw

    lcw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont even knoe if thats alowed.i jus went for a jog and a truck was coming down the road so i ran up a hill so i didnt get hit and flushed 2 ruffeled grouse from a pine tree.i then thoht bout how hard it wood be to raise them.i wont be disapointed if its illegal.i was just wonderin.give me the pros and cons.

    i dont know if it goes in this section so if not please feel free to move it to the right one.

    thanks.cole.
     
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  2. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It is not illegal to raise them here, but your state my require a permit, we need a game permit to raise them here.

    We raise ours off the ground. They are harder to raise. The chicks can be hard to get started and once they get a little bigger they usually need to be seperated in small groups.
     
  3. lcw

    lcw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is not illegal to raise them here, but your state my require a permit, we need a game permit to raise them here.

    We raise ours off the ground. They are harder to raise. The chicks can be hard to get started and once they get a little bigger they usually need to be seperated in small groups.

    thank you.i will check and see if i need a permit.anything else you could tell me?
     
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. lcw

    lcw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow! is that the female?you just raise everythin dont ya. haha. she looks so healthy!! good job!where can i get eggs???any ideas? ~~~FOR CHEAP~~~
     
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  6. Misty Oak Ranch

    Misty Oak Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Can ruffled grouse be raised on the ground in flight pens? I have been trying hard to find some grouse eggs, I have redirected our farm towards game birds. I also have a small vineyard started, and game birds have always fasinated me.

    Do you have any more pics of your grouse?
     
  7. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:WOW! Is that the female?You just raise everything don't ya. Haha. She looks so healthy!! Good job!Where can I get eggs???Any ideas? ~~~FOR CHEAP~~~

    Can ruffled grouse be raised on the ground in flight pens? I have been trying hard to find some grouse eggs, I have redirected our farm towards game birds. I also have a small vineyard started, and game birds have always fasinated me.

    Do you have any more pics of your grouse?

    That is actually a male, I will have to try and get some photos of a male displaying. Our weather has been bad for the last week, but I can get more photos when we get some good weather.

    Yes they can be raised on the ground, but most raise them off the ground so they do not get worms(parasites).

    We are planning on selling eggs this spring, but by auction only.​
     
  8. kikescove.com

    kikescove.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most states require a license in order to keep them as with any other native gamebird. They aren't the cheapest bird either.
     
  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    I have a grouse drumming on his log every day about 50 yards away from my coop. Sure would be cool to have some.
     

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