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Author Topic: Flushed a Hen Today!  (Read 676 times)

Online Bearclaw

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Flushed a Hen Today!
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:56:52 PM »
Was out his morning and trying to close the distance between me and a far a way gobbler. I knelt down to listen and this hen flushed out behind me. She must have been hiding in some pine branches and I had to have walked right by her but she held tight until I was about 5 yards ahead of her. I looked but didn't see any nest. Could she have been trying to lay some eggs? How could I have just caught her unaware? I was trying to walk quietly but not that quiet. I must have walked within 3 feet of her
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Re: Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 08:48:52 PM »
had it happen to me a few times...she would have never moved if you had kept walking...you didn't see her, she felt safe, that is until you stopped and she felt threatened.

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Re: Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 05:59:54 PM »
as big as they are, they are still good at hiding. i bet she was hunkered down watching you.

last year we were shooting clay pigeons at my dad's place. when we finished, we went to collect the unbroken birds. within 20 yards of where we were shooting, a hen was laying on her eggs right in front of us. she didn't spook until we just about stepped on her. emily's eyes were pretty big
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Re: Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 11:28:18 AM »
Me and bugfixer jumped one up last week literally at our feet, in the tall grass, 50 feet from the camp house. I have had that happen several times, especially with hens.
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Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 11:56:44 AM »
They scare the crap out of me when that happens.  They're like helicopters. It amazes me how they can fly straight up.
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Re: Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 08:35:39 AM »
had it happen to me a few times...she would have never moved if you had kept walking...you didn't see her, she felt safe, that is until you stopped and she felt threatened.
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Re: Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 09:42:27 AM »
might have been working around you and once she seen an escape route she took it.

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Re: Flushed a Hen Today!
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 07:51:05 AM »
Same thing happened to me last week. I walked right by her, and when I was about 5yd past her she flushed.
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