Hen with poults

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Hen with poults

Post by Griff » June 3rd, 2021, 12:01 pm

Just now watching a hen turkey with 3 or 4 poults some 100 yds. distance in front of the hunting shack where I brush hogged the grasses and weeds down on Monday. Rained all day Tues. most of Weds. raining this morning but sun has popped out now. I had to use binoculars to see the poults as they seem to pop up here and there out of the stubble as the grass is already growing back some making it hard to keep track and count them. I hope she is not in the hay field when my man comes to cut and bale the hay. Already seeing fawns as well.


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Re: Hen with poults

Post by soiltester » June 3rd, 2021, 2:41 pm

Yup, had fawns around already and saw a hen with 9 poults, a couple of miles away, a week ago today.
Lot's of fawns dropping in MI this past week :thumbup:
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Post by Dtrkyman » June 3rd, 2021, 2:54 pm

9 poults, that is impressive, I know they all won't make it but hopefully half will!

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Post by AlinMi » June 3rd, 2021, 5:31 pm

I stumbled on a nest Sunday with 13 eggs. Hen exploded out of there like a partridge!!

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Re: Hen with poults

Post by Tail Feathers » June 3rd, 2021, 11:11 pm

I saw a hen and what appeared to be two young ones that were about 2/3's grown yesterday. They were some distance off but with optics it appeared that way. I would figure quail size would be about right for now but man those other two birds looked half grown.
I haven't seen any small ones this year, but I haven't been out looking but twice and the grass is pretty high. We have had a very wet spring, over a foot of rain in May alone. I hope some poults make it.

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Re: Hen with poults

Post by 2nd100 » June 5th, 2021, 3:57 am

Only had 2 reports of polts here in Middle GA . First was May 5 and second was May 9 .
Haven't seen any yet myself .
Did see 1 fawn so far but watched it make its last step into an oncoming train .
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Re: Hen with poults

Post by PawleysJim » June 5th, 2021, 3:53 pm

I was just sent blurry video...I think I counted 12 little blurs

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Re: Hen with poults

Post by quavers16 » June 6th, 2021, 2:51 am

I have not see any poults yet here in New York State.

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Re: Hen with poults

Post by Gobblez » June 6th, 2021, 8:09 am

None as of today here in Michigan. Several fawns spotted, pun intended.

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Re: Hen with poults

Post by poorcountrypreacher » June 7th, 2021, 3:19 pm

I've seen 2 hens with poults on my lawn in the past couple of weeks. I haven't gotten a good enough look to count them, but one had at least 10 and the other at least 4. I have several groups every year lately; there is something about my lawn that attracts the hens when the poults first hatch. I think it's because the grass is short enough that they can easily walk on it and find bugs and grasshoppers.

I suspect that a lawn type of habitat is missing from most places and that could be a limiting factor in successful reproduction. The first few hours and days of life are the most dangerous for them, and if they don't survive that you don't have any successful reproduction.

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Re: Hen with poults

Post by GLS » June 8th, 2021, 5:57 am

Haven't seen poults but have seen hens that acted like there were poults near by trying to lure me away from the area. Gil

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