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Saying hi: Irish Gamefowl keeper in Northern Ireland / hennies

Hi

Saying hi, keeping Irish Gamefowl in Northern Ireland.

It's a henny broodline and the rooster and his stag son are henfeathered, the little stag looks like a pullet atm.

I've some grouse and one black/grouse hen, not keeping too many just for keeping the breed and as pets, they are surprisingly tame.

Not among themselves of course, bad tempered fowl at the best of times...

Can post some pics if youse want to see them.

JWestland
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

and silence was the stern reply)) Welcome JW, i like the idea of getting some grouse, what kind of enclosure do they need?

Rj.

RjD
Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Hi Rj,

I keep them in sheds and then during the day they go out. So basically a dry enclosure and then exercise.

Irish gamefowl can be kept in for a bit, but after a while they usually get restless and start annoying each other.

Other than that, they get fed mixed corn and then eat grass when they are out, haven't found they need anything else.

JWestland
Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Can the grouse not fly away??

Rj.

RjD
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Hi

It could, but they don't really fly off. Not very flighty types, they know where they get their food! ;)

The only thing they do it sit out at night...I only have fences so I can bring them in.

If you have trees, you'd need to trim feathers on one wing or, if you exhibit them, keep them in a run.

JWestland
Thursday, October 19th, 2017

I have a nice size area fenced to about 6 feet high, would that keep them in?

RjD
Thursday, October 19th, 2017


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