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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.