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poorhunter

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About 150 yards from my front door. Was dumping some tree tops and slabs into a gully beside the main trail going to the back of my property and flushed a hen as I did so. Just about ran over her as I was backing up to turn around! I expect she will return, hopefully at least...been awhile since we’ve watched a flock of babies in our yard.
 

Planking

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I have one this year thats in a little gully also. I let it grow up in the hardwoods. I spook it all the time on accident but it comes right back.
 

Wrangler95

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Hope she hatch'es them out.Hens lay in a certain place because she feels safe!I found a nest once only 10 yards from my mailbox.After the coyotes had almost wiped out the groundhogs,at least in my part of the state,groundhogs adapted to make dens close to homes and buildings.I believe turkey hens are adapting to nest predators.
 

DoubleRidge

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Hope she hatch'es them out.Hens lay in a certain place because she feels safe!I found a nest once only 10 yards from my mailbox.After the coyotes had almost wiped out the groundhogs,at least in my part of the state,groundhogs adapted to make dens close to homes and buildings.I believe turkey hens are adapting to nest predators.

Interesting theory on ground hogs adapting and making dens closer to homes and outbuildings...I have one with a den under a wood pile in our barn....then Saturday I had this little guy literally looking in our basement door...LOL.
 

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TNGRIZZLY_

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Interesting theory on ground hogs adapting and making dens closer to homes and outbuildings...I have one with a den under a wood pile in our barn....then Saturday I had this little guy literally looking in our basement door...LOL.
Looks like he saying hey do you have any cold water or what for dinner. 😂..
Cool picture.

Well to the op, did you get any pictures of the babies?
 

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