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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2021, 07:13:55 PM »
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2021, 09:45:39 PM »
It's is a Great year here, Despite the heat/smoke this season. Had a nest just in MY Yard, July 1st. in 10n eggs, Candle-lighted them Dark and fertile!! here in Coulee City  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2021, 04:58:30 AM »
Now that chicks are bigger the hens are bringing them out into the open daily, I saw at least two hundred birds in a short morning scout this week. If we have another mild to moderate winter we will have another excellent turkey season next spring!
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2021, 10:23:44 AM »
Yes I've seen hundreds of birds since they harvested the fields here. I still have not seen any Hun chicks though. And smaller clutches of quail in the fields but larger clutches in the wooded areas. I think they faired pretty well for the most part. Huns sure didn't need this drought though. And Chukars I'm sure had a hard time too. Saw my first pair of Chukars on top of Steptoe Butte this Spring though!

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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2021, 09:40:02 PM »
We have a group of 16 birds in our smaller food plot almost daily.  Two hens and 14 not so small anymore babies.  We had a very normal hatch in our area. 

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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2021, 09:37:43 PM »
What about the Desert Turkeys??? :yeah:
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2021, 10:22:45 PM »
If your truly referring to turkeys in the dry areas they did great also. I just had a couple guinea fowl hatch out 30 babies last week also. Nice and dry for them since they are used to African climate ancestrally. They are all in a glass brooder aquarium now staying warm and only lost one so far. They are pretty fragile chicks. If they get wet they are toast. Falling into a waterer even kills them. I have a spring water ditch and if I leave them with the mother she will lead them through the ditch and they will all die. Sadly I've let it happen hoping they will be smart and keep the chicks away but they trample their babies or lead them to their deaths so I take them after the mother's hatch them out.  :dunno:

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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 07:31:57 AM »
Seen a lot of turkey this past weekend and more quail than I have ever seen.  They were more concentrated towards water sources as it is very dry where I typically see them.
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2021, 11:49:38 PM »
We saw great numbers of quail this weekend in Yakima. There were definitely some 2nd-hatch juveniles in the coveys, but they were a little bigger than I'm used to seeing on opening weekend, so I think it was a good year for them.
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2021, 12:09:59 AM »
A Third hatch here in Coulee City again! :IBCOOL:
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Re: Bad hatch year?
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2021, 02:22:55 PM »
My gunieas just hatched another batch of 13 babies!  :bash:
Now I get to run a brooder through the cold and hope they don't all die. Guineas can be the dumbest birds sometimes! They literally try to bring their young across the creek and drown them when they are too little to get across. They also peck and trample their young in an attempt to save them from predators too!  But they are damn good tick eaters! Lol

 


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