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#854426 - 08/05/08 02:22 PM Turkey Still Nesting July 31
Kentucky Redneck
8 Point

Registered: 01/28/03
Posts: 1600
Loc: Harrison, Tn N35.15.557 W85.05...

Haven’t been on here in a while but thought I would share this anomaly with you. While doing some bush hogging on July 31 a hen flew up where I had made a cut. Out of curiosity I stopped the tractor and checked where she flew from. There were a few feathers as well as several tail feathers. I checked further and discovered a nest with 8-10 eggs in it. I had the bush hog set high and she obviously stayed on the nest with her head down but her tail feathers were sticking up and were pulled out by the bush hog.

I would never have thought a turkey would be nesting this late in the year. That partially explains the late activity (mid June) of the gobblers that were still “full of it”.

This occurred on the Honors Golf Course and we are loaded with turkey (no turkey hunting-bird sancturary).

#854544 - 08/05/08 03:30 PM Re: Turkey Still Nesting July 31 [Re: Kentucky Redneck]
16 Point

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

I think it was BSK that said this good happen as late as early August.
I couldn't fix your brakes so I made your horn louder....

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#855533 - 08/06/08 06:39 AM Re: Turkey Still Nesting July 31 [Re: Coach]
Hillbilly Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

that is wild, hopefully the two hens that hang out in the yard will hatch some out late then.
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...

#856464 - 08/06/08 03:22 PM Re: Turkey Still Nesting July 31 [Re: Kentucky Redneck]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Interesting. The ones I've seen are already as big as chickens.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#860878 - 08/09/08 07:24 PM Re: Turkey Still Nesting July 31 [Re: Gravey]
4 Point

Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 322
Loc: Lewisburg, TN

 Originally Posted By: Gravey
Interesting. The ones I've seen are already as big as chickens.

#861408 - 08/10/08 08:30 AM Re: Turkey Still Nesting July 31 [Re: MDM]

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

we still have a few nest
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