Record cold and hard wind driven northeaster rain for 2 days now here in SE PA. About the worse conditions you could have for poults. Hopefully a lot of nests haven't hatched yet.
I think the majority of the nests haven't hatched yet...or at least I hope they haven't. First 2 weeks of June are big weeks for hatching. This weather will be tough on the poults that have.I know right? I don't know why we even have springs. All the baby turkeys die every year.
I'm looking forward to the 2022 hatch already. Maybe things will get better.
Not necessarily. Even though it was wet and cold if the hen wasn't disturbed, could brood them as needed and they were still small enough for all of them to fit under her wings they had a good chance of surviving.Any poults born before Sunday are more than likely dead...no way could the handle 38-44 degrees soaking wet...none..renesters hopefully and hopefully tge majority are born this week..worst thing that could have happened, happened !!
I was talking about this with my young daughter when we went hunting the other day and she was all bundled up in winter clothes for the morning sit. I told her how hard it would be for a little turkey poult to survive those conditions unless they found a place that was dry.Any poults born before Sunday are more than likely dead...no way could the handle 38-44 degrees soaking wet...none..renesters hopefully and hopefully tge majority are born this week..worst thing that could have happened, happened !!
You're obsession with an imaginary group of people is entertaining to everyone who's been following your rant, but you might want to see a counselor if it continues much longer.And take heart, the ban on rifle hunting that some of you were rejoicing will certainly result in a windfall of turkeys in every woodlot for next year. Buck up boys! Things are looking good.