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#7118222 - 03/21/18 05:39 AM To Funky Chicken or Not
gobblerslayer Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 270
Loc: San Angelo, TX
I have a Funky Chicken decoy and was wondering if I should use it this weekend for youth season or not. In the past I have only used hen decoys and have had success with just those, but was thinking about adding the Funky Chicken this year. I understand if what has been working, why change it up but was looking for opinions on this. Thanks.

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#7118445 - 03/21/18 08:47 AM Re: To Funky Chicken or Not [Re: gobblerslayer]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 1014
Loc: Yantis, TX
I don't see it hurting. I used a full strut decoy this weekend. Toms weren't even interested. The hens were more infatuated with my hen decoys. 2 of the hens stayed around and fought with the decoys for a couple of hours after all the others had left. Toms were more interested in the real thing moving around than the stationary decoys.

Where I see a real difference is when a single or a couple of Toms come in all alone.
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#7118572 - 03/21/18 10:19 AM Re: To Funky Chicken or Not [Re: gobblerslayer]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 23581
Loc: Texas
The decoys will be more effective this time of the year latrr in the morning like after 9:30 to in the afternoon when lots of the gobblers with hens will start looking for new girlfriends
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#7118819 - 03/21/18 02:42 PM Re: To Funky Chicken or Not [Re: gobblerslayer]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 14267
Loc: Big D
I would use it.

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#7119261 - 03/21/18 09:54 PM Re: To Funky Chicken or Not [Re: gobblerslayer]
luvpigmeet Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1424
Loc: PA
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#7120503 - 03/23/18 08:18 AM Re: To Funky Chicken or Not [Re: gobblerslayer]
Gattle Country Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/21/17
Posts: 9
Loc: Vicksburg, MS
I have used it with no success.

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#7121984 - 03/24/18 08:58 PM Re: To Funky Chicken or Not [Re: gobblerslayer]
CTX Mav Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/02/17
Posts: 54
Loc: Colleyville
Funky chicken is awesome in the right setup. Put a hen down on the ground and have the funky one about 2 feet behind her looking at her. Keep both decoys looking away from where you think the Tom is coming in. When the Tom sees him, he will get irritated they donít turn around to look at him and he will come in.

If you donít set the decoys looking away, the birds may hang up when they donít see the funky chicken run off.

At least this has been my experience.

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