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Thread #162618   Message #3871459
Posted By: Iains
13-Aug-17 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: The (in)glorious 12th
Subject: RE: BS: The (in)glorious 12th
D the G "Red grouse, which are only found in Britain, cannot be reared artificially. They have a short life cycle and are susceptible to a number of diseases. They are famous for enduring hard winter weather, but their chicks are as fragile as any young bird."
Pheasants tend to be hatched and reared prior to release. Not all but probably most.
Whether you define farming as hatching and raising the chicks, or micro managing the moorland so it is conducive to grouse is probably an argument that can go round in endless circles. To an extent both points of view have merit.