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#6788428 - 06/09/17 10:27 AM Fresh crop
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Have these guys scratching around in my hay field yesterday afternoon and thought I would share.
This is part of a group with a single Tom, 4 hens and 23 poults.
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#6788434 - 06/09/17 10:41 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
MoTex Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 423
Loc: Allen Texas
That is a lot of survivors for four hens!


Edited by MoTex (06/09/17 10:43 AM)

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#6788480 - 06/09/17 11:23 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: MoTex]
Vern1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: MoTex
That is a lot of survivors for four hens!


Yeah, pretty amazed myself.
It has been a very good year here in Central Texas though and we feed them regularly.
I have seen good early success before only to be thinned by predators as the season goes on.
Hopefully, half or more make it to maturity.
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#6815653 - 07/07/17 06:26 PM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
colt45 Offline
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Loc: bastrop county
that's great
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#6816135 - 07/08/17 09:24 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
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How long for turkey eggs to hatch? Good hunting coming.

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#6818677 - 07/10/17 05:57 PM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Wilhunt]
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Loc: Palestine
Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
How long for turkey eggs to hatch? Good hunting coming.
26-28 days from incubation iniation.
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#6819274 - 07/11/17 10:15 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Hope the can make 25-30%, I have seen around 40 poults here on others patures, a few on my place, each time I see them there are fewer, but the ones lingering are sure putting on the growth.
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#6819295 - 07/11/17 10:32 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
Kyle Cresson Offline
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Registered: 06/29/17
Posts: 7
Loc: Dallas, TX
I have historically stuck with dove but think this may be my first year for turkey. Looking forward to being able to contribute something of value to these forums...eventually. eek

- Kyle

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#6821473 - 07/13/17 09:59 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
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Nice; I've recently seen a momma turkey showing her 6 or 7 poults where all the nice choice soft and hard mast locations are on my new property; really cool to watch her 'teaching' them. Have watched deer hit the same spots throughout the year; nothing like having 'auto-self-refilling feeders' on the property that cost $0 to maintain!

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#6835346 - 07/26/17 08:53 PM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
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A month and a half later and most are still making it!
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#6852672 - 08/11/17 08:04 AM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
colt45 Offline
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pretty cool
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#6853386 - 08/11/17 07:00 PM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
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Very nice.

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#6860033 - 08/17/17 06:56 PM Re: Fresh crop [Re: Vern1]
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I'm glad you guys are seeing young turkeys. For the first time in years we haven't seen a single poult on our place in Lee county.

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