Missing hen.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hunter1hall, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, got home yesterday and all my turkeys are gone....all ten of em. I wistled and heard one gobble way off. I finally found them and walked them back home, however, one hen was missing. I dont think she would have wondered off without the rest. My question is could she be nesting somewhere nearby? She bred the night before,(it was the first time I had witnessed her breed, she is only about 8 months old). I was curious if that is a possibility. My flock has 3 gobblers and 7 hens.
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are in Kentucky and the weather is cold, it IS surprising that the hen would lay a nest at this time of year. However, if she bred recently, it's quite possible. Usually, the hen will try to sneak off from the others to make a nest, but if they see her go one direction, that often happens, where the whole group follows one hen.

    Look around the area where the others were and she's probably found a good hiding spot there. (look under piles of brush or clumps of tall grass). Mine hide REALLY well!

    Glad you found the whole group!
     
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  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you found the rest! Hope you find her soon! How did you pick your name? Thats my grandsons name! Minus the #1
     
  4. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats my sons name, minus the #1.
     

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