Franklin Spruce Grouse

Franklin Spruce Grouse
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Franklin Spruce Grouse

  • Breeding season late February-early May 
  • Clutch size 4-9 eggs
  • Incubation period 24 days
  • 14.1 to 22.9 ounces

The Franklin Spruce Grouse is One of the most common reasons that aviary aviculturists choose to purchase a Franklin Spruce Grouse is because it is a very quiet breed. It is also a unique bird to have in one's collection.

Male and female Franklin Spruce Grouse grow to be around 15.5 inches in length with a wingspan of around 22.4 inches. They tend to have thick, gray bodies and have many of the same characteristics as chickens.

The Pacific Northwest, including the Northern Rocky Mountain and parts of the Cascades. The Spruce Grouse are found in higher elevation spruce and fir forests as well as areas of Lodgepole or Shore pines. They are very comfortable in trees and rely heavily on immobility and camouflage to protect themselves from potential predators.

Housing Requirements: Franklin Spruce Grouses are most comfortable in habitats that contain spruce, pine, or fir trees. They also enjoy blueberry shrubs in the summer. It is always best to attempt to recreate a natural habitat when housing wild birds. One male can be housed with 2-3 females. Females may fight if adequate space is not provided.

Diet: This particular type of bird normally eats spruce and pine needles, but its diet can get more varied during the winter months.


  • Model: FSGR

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