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Author Topic: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!  (Read 255 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:29:49 PM »
Was in the kitchen getting a cup of coffee this afternoon, and while looking out the window, I spotted a hen turkey, out by the burn pile.  Then, I noticed all these little fluffy things around her and realized they were her poults!  Looked like about 8 of them.  They are in a good place, as there is plenty of 2' tall grass to provide plenty of cover and bugs.  That is a lot of babies for one single hen.

6/9, 2:10 pm. Spotted them again today.  They were meandering around the yard, and was able to count the poults, as they moved around on the short grass.  I counted 11 poults!  That is an amazing number!  Unfortunately, my phone does not have enough magnification to take a good picture.  They were about 35 yds from the house. 
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 01:15:00 PM by MichiganLouie »
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 04:01:54 PM »
good to see
turkey season was a bust hope deer season is better




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Re: Saw my first brood of the season!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 06:39:04 PM »
ML - That is a great site to see.....thanks for the post.....
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Re: Saw my first brood of the season!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 10:33:45 PM »
Good to see they made it through the crazy spring .  ##$%#1118
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 09:07:37 AM »
Would be pretty awesome seeing that! Get any pics?
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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
that's great. I haven't seen any yet. i'm still seeing hens in groups
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 07:22:42 PM »
Very nice - hopefully a few survive for next spring!
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 05:19:54 PM »
Not only the one hen with now 10 chicks has been showing up almost daily, a 2nd hen with 10 chicks showed up a couple days ago.  It was quite a sight, 22 turkeys in the backyard. 
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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 05:34:54 PM »
talk about a turkey shoot --099-780 --099-780


i'm still seeing a group of 3 toms and 15 hens by my office. very strange
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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 07:09:05 AM »
This is a great time of the year, I'm seeing poults, fawns, cubs and elk calves. Unfortunately, I'm also seeing fawn hit by cars all around the area the past couple of weeks.  :'( :'(
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2018, 03:06:12 PM »
That's a lot of chicks.

I have seen one hen with 2 chicks . Hope the others did better than that! ##$%#1119
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Offline treefarmer

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 06:58:33 AM »
This past Monday afternoon, I saw a turkey in the road, the 1st this year.  We had a hen raise 6 last year in our neighborhood.  Yesterday while checking a game camera, I spotted several turkeys in the corner of the block of pines where a corn feeder and a camera are located. I noticed the feeder was getting low on corn so after down loading my camera card I drove the truck back into the woods with a couple of sacks of shelled corn, all the while looking for the turkeys.  To my surprise, they were feeding in the strip of Durana Clover we planted last fall, no camera with me of course.  The hen had 7 half grown birds with her as she eased away from the clover.  Hoping I'll get them on one of the cameras like I did last summer. Deer are always around, coyotes are usually caught at least once a week on the cameras and this week we got a grainy, after dark picture of a bobcat.  Seems like a turkey would really have to be alert to survive.  That goes for the fawns too, which will start dropping in a month or so.
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Saw my first brood of the season! Update!
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 01:13:06 PM »
The two hens came into the yard yesterday, and I was able to count the chicks.  Amazingly, all 20 chicks were there.  It's interesting how the two hens work together,  although one keeps trying to dominate the other.  She puffs up and struts just like tom.
 
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