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post #11 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 11:31 AM
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I saw a 6 on Monday.

They looked abit smaller than a quail and flew about 4 foot off the ground.
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post #12 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 06:29 PM
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Seen another hen tonight in 2A. She had at least 6 poults, but they were along the edge of the mowed grass and there may have been more.

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Seen a grouse with 7 poults late afternoon near in Tioga SF along the West Rim trail.
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post #14 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 09:31 AM
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According to a PGC nesting study (in SC Pa.) average hatch dates are early to mid June.... so right now.


https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/Wild...iologyFAQ.aspx

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post #15 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 09:36 AM
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I saw a hen with several poults this week on the outskirts of conneaut Ohio.

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post #16 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 11:01 AM
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Saw hen and about 5 baseball size chicks on 144 in the Sproul yesterday.
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post #17 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 08:24 PM
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Saw 4 hens this morning in.....northern 2D I guess.



ZERO peeps. They were in a mowed yard so nowhere anywhere in the vacinaty to hide.


Can't say I'm surprised with this weather. Cold and wet. Even a couple nights ago was below 40 up here.
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I have been keeping an eye on the pics from my cellular trail cams to see if poults are following the hens on our place, but nada so far. Hopefully, they show up soon. We've got a good hen population, but I saw very few Jakes on the cams this year and zero while afield there. This hatch will be incredibly important for the future accordingly.

As an aside, the coolest "poults" I ever saw were sage grouse babies while fly fishing in Wyoming. I pulled up to a prospective fishing spot an noticed a sage grouse hen in the nearby flat. All of a sudden, her tiny babies took flight to escape me, which was surprising to see. They were quite a contrast size-wise to their pretty big momma, and I had no clue they could fly for as small as they were.

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post #19 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 07:38 AM
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I'm in 4c I had a hen nesting close to my house she has 10-12 poults yesterday I seen 2 hens no poults and 3 hens with about 20-25 poults.
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post #20 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 09:28 PM
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Saw 4 big mature hens yesterday In Perry county in a open field and didn’t see one little one...
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