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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2020, 05:31:47 AM »
I've seen a lot of them in Lincoln county

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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 06:06:32 AM »
I saw one driving on Highway 2

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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2020, 01:49:46 PM »
Agree on the hens, seems several did not set at all

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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 03:30:14 PM »
Just did the WABDR this week and we saw two groups of hens with young in two separate areas. Not as many as I would have expected. They were looking well tended though. It's really hot in the Cascades right now so hopefully they are keeping cool.
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2020, 07:18:32 PM »
To bring this back up, we ended up losing a lot of the young turkeys. Dunno what happened but they all died off it seems. But now our local flocks all had second broods. About 2-3 dozen baby turkeys running around. Bunch of baby quail too. Dunno how they’ll fare this fall but it’s crazy to see in August.
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2020, 08:19:32 AM »
 :yeah:


I'm further east than you and I'm seeing pullet size chicks,  some really late hatches!


but it's good news for the next year/s

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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2020, 08:22:04 AM »
Our chick numbers are down, but there are some, mostly 2 to 6 per hen that have chicks, but a lot of hens with no chicks. I haven't seen any tiny late hatches, all are grouse size or larger that I've seen.
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2020, 09:21:51 AM »
Our chick numbers are down, but there are some, mostly 2 to 6 per hen that have chicks, but a lot of hens with no chicks.

I also have seen some late hatch but normally do, so I think often times first hatch struggles to emerge from the cold wet spring, then late hatch struggles to get through the winter.   :twocents:

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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2020, 09:30:05 AM »
I saw about the same counts as Dale, 2 to 6 up through the Winthrop area and round about. All of them were feathered out and had good size to them. It sounds like things were a little tougher farther East.
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2020, 09:33:51 AM »
We had a lot of rain and cold days, from what i understand when that happens polts don't get insects that they need when young.
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2020, 10:29:17 AM »
I saw a momma and a few youngins in teanaway yesterday.


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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2020, 10:41:26 AM »
Think they did ok around us, I see one group regularly that is 3 hens and 24 poults. I am seeing some real variety of sizes in the groups though. Some just pheasant size and some nearly full size. Sure seeing a lot of deer with twin fawns also.

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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2020, 12:29:52 PM »
I've seen quite a few broods in Chelan Co, mostly smaller broods of 2-6.  Saw a brood of hatchling quail last Saturday.
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2020, 01:17:51 PM »
We had a lot of rain and cold days, from what i understand when that happens polts don't get insects that they need when young.

sounds most reasonable reason, i know cold and wet are tough on the little ones but the food makes sense .. i know when i was out in May, later than typical, i bumped several hens, maybe off nests, didn't go look where they had been as i didn't want to mess up nesting if it were happening..
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Re: any young turkeys being seen?
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2020, 06:42:45 AM »
I hav e been seeing lots of young Turks and lots of jakes. Next years going to be a great year.

 


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