Looky what has been visiting my turkey pens

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Songster

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    This wild hen has visited the backyard and our turkey pens the past two days. She started dusting a bit ago but stopped before I could get a good picture.

    She is going into the grownup field next to the yard. I am suspecting that she probably lost an early nest and is now either brooding a nest of eggs or has started laying another nest in the field. She might be the same hen who hatched a brood of poults in the field last year. [​IMG]



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  2. tbone

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    i get wild turkeys up visiting mine all the time... here is a pic of the wild gobbler that stayed with mine over the winter....
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    what part of illinois you from??? i live north of greenville...
     
  3. AmyJ

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    We always have the wild turkeys around from about fall through the winter then they leave in the spring and summer and we dont see them much for a while. They've been here since we bought our house about 7 years ago. There was about 55 out in the back one time. Holy cow!Thats a lot of turkeys! I have pictures just can't find them now!
     
  4. Struttn1

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    I am between Cobden and Anna south of Carbondale. I have been through Greenville many times when traveling to and from my daughters who lives in Metamora just outside Peoria but is now in England for 3 years.
     

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