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#5790901 - 06/15/15 10:47 PM poults
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Registered: 04/23/13
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Loc: abilene texas
anybody seen young poults yet?
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#5790907 - 06/15/15 10:51 PM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
I watched for them this weekend but I didn't see any. I had hens coming to the feeder alone.
Last year we were already seeing them by now.
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#5791034 - 06/16/15 06:56 AM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I have seen one hen with 3 on my place and one hen on the highway close by with a couple also, but the grass is so tall they can hide quickly if they hear me first. I have seen quite a few hens alone though also in more open areas.
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#5793166 - 06/17/15 10:29 AM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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Registered: 04/22/07
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Loc: Houston, TX
Rain is usually a good thing in the spring, but with all the excess rain so far this season there has been a lot of failed nesting attempts...at least that's been the situation in east Texas according to biologist Jason Hardin.Too much moisture increases the scent of nesting hens which increases nest predation. This may be one of the primary reasons we're seeing so many hens without poults right now
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#5793616 - 06/17/15 02:36 PM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
rbw1 Offline
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Registered: 10/20/14
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I seen two hens last week with full broods following them but also seen a coon with a hen doing the broken wing drag trying to lure him away coon hauled it before could take care of it for her dang.

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#5794279 - 06/17/15 09:36 PM Re: poults [Re: rbw1]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Saw a lone hen loaded down with poults one morning last week along a busy road near my house. I was going too fast to get a good count or picture. This was north of SA right across from Camp Stanley... Unfortunately I hunt 3 hours further west.

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#5796062 - 06/19/15 01:02 AM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Loc: Bandera County
I have seen 4 hens with small numbers of poults each, ranging from 3 to 7 but I fear that the crows have found several hens on nest and have proceeded to break all the eggs.

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#5797892 - 06/20/15 02:11 PM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
Ha. I finally saw some. They must have been hiding out for a while because they look like they have grown some.
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#5799588 - 06/21/15 09:03 PM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 513
We have 4 that are decent size now. First for us in 5 years owning our place!

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#5809403 - 06/28/15 08:05 PM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 374
Loc: Lake Kiowa, Cooke County.
Have a hen with 8, now 7 poults behind my house at the feeder. Lots of rain and first year n 6 that I've had points as well.

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#5811183 - 06/30/15 07:55 AM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
JMalin Offline
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First time I've had any on trail camera in three years. Central edwards county


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#5811216 - 06/30/15 08:21 AM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
JMalin Offline
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Registered: 04/17/12
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Does anyone know if hens will attempt to nest more than once if they are unsuccessful?

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#5815524 - 07/02/15 08:13 PM Re: poults [Re: JMalin]
Tjack28 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: JMalin
Does anyone know if hens will attempt to nest more than once if they are unsuccessful?


Sure they will. A hen will attempt to nests several for times if the first attempt fails. A friend who's researching the eastern turkeys released in Anderson county last year said a hen just recently hatched out 7 poults on her third nesting attempt.
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#5823651 - 07/08/15 07:15 PM Re: poults [Re: snood1]
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I sure hope they knew to nest 6 feet above any creek on high ground or most were lost on our place.

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#5825413 - 07/09/15 09:31 PM Re: poults [Re: Txduckman]
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Loc: Palestine
Originally Posted By: Txduckman
I sure hope they knew to nest 6 feet above any creek on high ground or most were lost on our place.


Generally hens best in more upland places.
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