Single hens

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  1. Gander Club

    Gander Club

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    When you have a single hen walking around in a plowed field all by themselves in the evening, does that mean that they are already on a nest? Last night I had 3 different maybe even 4 hens walking around in the field eating, drinking from a puddle and dust bathing from 4:00 until quitting time. Never together and never a male bird in sight or heard. A half a mile down the road is a field that will have between 5-8 toms and jakes in it at almost any daytime hour. I can't hunt that field. Not sure why the two can't seem to get together. Man is this frustrating.
     
  2. LabtechLewis

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    Good question. I have no idea.

    What does it mean if you have one on your deck rail? (Taken this morning at mom's). :lol:

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  3. old graybeard

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    It has found a new roosting spot!
     
  4. ezcaller

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    They don't go on the nest until they finish laying the last egg in a clutch ten to twelve one each day.You may see them scrounging around and the nest probably is not far.
     
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  5. LabtechLewis

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    I was thinking...it's a good indicator that you're living in a "hen house".

    And that's why the men in the family spend so much time afield. ;)
     
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  6. Gander Club

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    Those were my exact thoughts while I was sitting there yesterday.