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#3234828 - 04/29/13 03:36 PM awesome find!!!
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Walking out this morning I had a hen fly off within a couple feet of me , after getting my heart rate back down , I remembered seeing a single hen in the same general area several times. I told my girlfriend a couple weeks ago that I bet the hen was gonna nest there somewhere close , and sure enough , she was sitting on 12 eggs when we scared each other this morning.
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#3234832 - 04/29/13 03:39 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: pledbetter]
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I think it would be kinda neat to put my truthcam facing the nest and put it on video mode , but I really hate to disturb her any more than I already have.
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#3234846 - 04/29/13 03:57 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: pledbetter]
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#3234871 - 04/29/13 04:25 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: spitndrum]
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Thats cool, haven't found one yet this year, but I usually find one or two each year. I don't know if the camera would disturb her or not, but I've had the same thought. Would be cool to get some pics or videos of the whole thing.
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#3234912 - 04/29/13 05:01 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: catman529]
pledbetter
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I think i'll go put a cam out tomorrow , i'll just try to make sure she isnt on the nest when I get in the area
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#3234963 - 04/29/13 06:06 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: pledbetter]
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That's cool. Got a hen that has nested for several years in a neighbors thicket just away from my house 50 yards or so. Amazing thing is we've found the nest several times over the years but have never seen the poults. Just the other day there was a hen behind the house and I wondered if it was her or just coincidence.
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#3235020 - 04/29/13 07:28 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: Gravey]
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There is usually one that nests behind my parents house every year , havent saw her this year yet
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#3235080 - 04/29/13 08:14 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: pledbetter]
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Went to a turkey seminar once and TWRA biologist said spook a hen off the nest and 60% of the time she will not return. Spook her off a second time and she will not return.
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#3235168 - 04/29/13 09:10 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: shopson]
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Oh wow , thanks shopson , dont guess i will be going back in there anytime soon
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#3235177 - 04/29/13 09:15 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: pledbetter]
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Cool deal. My father-in-law walked within 10 feet of a hen sitting on a dozen eggs a couple weeks ago.
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#3235184 - 04/29/13 09:18 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: infoman jr.]
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Yep, bump her much and she will abandon the nest.
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#3235265 - 04/29/13 11:15 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: infoman jr.]
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Cool! Had a hen set in the yard around the pool for a few years... Lol
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#3235376 - 04/30/13 08:27 AM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: shopson]
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 Originally Posted By: shopson
Went to a turkey seminar once and TWRA biologist said spook a hen off the nest and 60% of the time she will not return. Spook her off a second time and she will not return.


I got a big grown up thicket behind my house. A couple of springs ago my dog was going crazy in there. Then I heard a turkey fly out. I walked up there and found a nest. She never returned.

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#3235403 - 04/30/13 08:58 AM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: infoman jr.]
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cool find!
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#3236370 - 05/01/13 02:10 PM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: mathews338]
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She probably only had four eggs until you scared her ;\)
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#3236871 - 05/02/13 06:12 AM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
She probably only had four eggs until you scared her ;\)

LOL , i think a couple of the eggs might be mine , when she flew off i almost threw my new gun at her!!! About like having a covey of quail explode at your feet
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#3239207 - 05/05/13 06:52 AM Re: awesome find!!! [Re: infoman jr.]
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