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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone seeing any yet? Havent heard anyone in 5A that has seen any yet.
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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 08:47 PM
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None seen in 4B which i am not surprised. Havent seen a poult in 2 years. Seen 2 hens in freshly cut field this morning. No little ones with them. Got 2 hens on 1 camera and 1 hen on another camera on different properties pretty regularly. No poults with them either.

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It is still early. Many poults aren't even going to be hatching out until July and then more in August.

I saw a batch of either grouse or pheasant chicks today. I almost ran over them with the tractor in a food plot today while broadcasting fertilizer. I caught the hen moving into the high grass right by the right front tire. She was out of my sight before I figured out if it was a grouse or hen pheasant. There must have been eight to ten chicks scurrying off after her. Thankfully I saw them and got stopped before I ran over any of them.

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post #4 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 10:50 PM
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I seen id say 10 during the season with a hen on Memorial day hunt and have seen 2 different hens on way to work with only 1
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post #5 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 08:45 AM
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I know of 2 nest that the hens were still on as of Saturday 6/8
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post #6 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 08:55 AM
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2 Hens sitting nests currently at my place. One will hatch about the 3rd of July and one June 30thish. Second clutch for one of them. 13 were saved from first hatch of 14. I was going to let her try to raise them through the cool downpours happening at time of hatching. I don't believe they could have survived the prolonged wet chill they would have been exposed to. Poults are fragile.

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post #7 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 09:03 AM
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None yet in 2A. See two hens everyday but no poults. Weather has been nice this year compared to previous years. Hoping for the best.

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post #8 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 09:09 AM
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Saw a hen with 7 chicks that looked to be about a week old yesterday in a pasture field in SW Pa.
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post #9 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 08:43 AM
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I haven't seen any yet. I did see a hen on nest the 1st day of the season. I put a trailcam on it. what I got on it was a Fisher raiding the nest. I've gotten multiple hens on cams and no poults. Last night we went for a ride and we saw 8 hens. 1 single one that could have a nest, but a group of 3 and a group of 4.
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post #10 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 09:13 PM
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In SE Ohio I have seen several hens with poults. All hens there had at least 8-10 poults. Seen 1 hen here yesterday that had a bunch of little ones in tow as well. Problem is here is the hay isn't cut yet so hard enough to see the hen let alone see the poults.

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