Small Chicks?

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  1. don

    don Premium Member

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    Once they are old enough to fly the odds of survival greatly increase but even so predation on the roost by owls is still a real possibility.
    I would not be surprised to hear less than 5-10% of all eggs layed result into a full grown mature turkey.
     
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    One thing that saves a lot of poults is that at around 10 days of age they are able to fly up and roost in trees.
     

  3. Martin Looker

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    I caught a chick that was about 4 inches tall and it could fly. I'm sure it was only a few days old but it flew up into a tree to get away from my dog.
     
  4. grapestomper

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    I caught a chick in my food plot and as soon as the mom saw me she came after me hard.
    I dropped the chick and jumped in the rhino. My kids were laughing at me.
     
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    Man I bet you could've made some $$ if you'd have got that on film :D
     
  6. grapestomper

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    My kids remind me about it quite a bit.
    i always tell them to jump out and catch one of the small ones.
    Neither of them have tried.
     
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