Tndeer Logo

Page 2 of 3 <123>
Topic Options
#804384 - 07/01/08 02:04 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: Coach]
4onaside
12 Point


Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 5129
Loc: Jackson,Tn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Coach
 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
Isn't it very late for a nest to still be active? I wonder if that nest had already been abandoned, for whatever reason? I once found a nest with unbroken eggs still intact in November.


I ran the hen out of there the day before while cutting hay. I stood up on the tractor looking for eggs or chicks as a cut the area but didn't see any. I think the hen would not have been there if she wasn't tending the eggs...I checked it out again yesterday evening and I definitely didn't hit the eggs so either the critters got to 'em or you're right and the chicks left...
I suppose that another possibility might be that very young hens(jennys) might nest a little later than older birds, although I have absolutely no facts to back that up. It formerly was thought that one year old birds didn't nest at all, but turkey biologists have pretty much laid that theory to rest.
_________________________

No one's eyes go bad looking on the bright side of life.

Top
#804430 - 07/01/08 02:41 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
Coach
16 Point


Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 11380
Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

Offline
 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
 Originally Posted By: Coach
 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
Isn't it very late for a nest to still be active? I wonder if that nest had already been abandoned, for whatever reason? I once found a nest with unbroken eggs still intact in November.


I ran the hen out of there the day before while cutting hay. I stood up on the tractor looking for eggs or chicks as a cut the area but didn't see any. I think the hen would not have been there if she wasn't tending the eggs...I checked it out again yesterday evening and I definitely didn't hit the eggs so either the critters got to 'em or you're right and the chicks left...
I suppose that another possibility might be that very young hens(jennys) might nest a little later than older birds, although I have absolutely no facts to back that up. It formerly was thought that one year old birds didn't nest at all, but turkey biologists have pretty much laid that theory to rest.


This was a mature hen I jumped out with the tractor...
_________________________
I couldn't fix your brakes so I made your horn louder....

Dean Business Supply, Llc

http://www.adam4d.com




Top
#804627 - 07/01/08 04:28 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: Coach]
4onaside
12 Point


Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 5129
Loc: Jackson,Tn

Offline
I hope that there are still broods "making" in my area, because we certainly have not seen the first poult to date, unlike reports from other areas.
_________________________

No one's eyes go bad looking on the bright side of life.

Top
#805498 - 07/02/08 10:18 AM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
Coach
16 Point


Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 11380
Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

Offline
4onaside...I'm not sure the reason, I could guess, but my area has lots of turkey. I had a hen in the front yard the other day with 7 chicks about the size of baseballs and another down my drive with a number of chicks the size of grouse. Here's hoping you get a few your way...
_________________________
I couldn't fix your brakes so I made your horn louder....

Dean Business Supply, Llc

http://www.adam4d.com




Top
#826326 - 07/17/08 07:10 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
steve-o
Spike


Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 86
Loc: Nashville

Offline
Man i know that stinks, but it happens.
_________________________
Its here

Top
#831036 - 07/21/08 04:25 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
rdwood
4 Point


Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 493
Loc: Memphis

Offline
\:\(
_________________________

NRA Lifetime Member
http://www.therealdecoy.com

Top
#831137 - 07/21/08 05:36 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
easy45
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30563
Loc: Chester County

Offline
that sucks
_________________________
Work to live, Live to hunt

Top
#832761 - 07/22/08 02:52 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
Team Turpin
6 Point


Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 804
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
Isn't it very late for a nest to still be active? I wonder if that nest had already been abandoned, for whatever reason? I once found a nest with unbroken eggs still intact in November.


I have seen hens still on nest and not hatch any till late July and the poults not be much bigger than young chickens in the Fall season.

If they lose there first nests they will go back and rebreed is what causes it.

Top
#840064 - 07/27/08 12:33 PM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: 4onaside]
Boone 58
16 Point


Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
Loc: Food Plot

Offline
_________________________
The problem in America is not that ungodly people have said yes to ungodly things, but rather that Godly people have refused to say "no" to ungodly things.
Copied

Top
#866203 - 08/13/08 07:54 AM Re: Unfortunately, I killed nine turkeys... [Re: Gravey]
buckhorn40
Non-Typical


Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 27633
Loc: Crossville

Offline
\:\(
_________________________



Top
Page 2 of 3 <123>


Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, Grizzly Johnson, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
4 registered (hillbill, Daniel n, Nooga Hunter, TEXAS) and 64 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180122 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.005 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.