Another reason we don't randomly go around brush hogging everything down.....
.... that isn't a buncha tall grass - its a hiding spot for a turkey hen and her nest!
We've been looking for this gal for days - and she set her nest about 2 feet from the gate I use about 100 times a day. Kai found her. She was hopping and popping around so I dropped my tools to see what the pup had gotten into....and she found this turkey hen! We think its Turkey Momma - our best setting turkey hen. She has about a dozen eggs under her and she is not budging a bit. She even let me look under to see her beautiful nest and she didn't move an inch.
Kai got a pat on the head and instructions to "leave it." I went to go and find some fence. Of course Turkey Momma couldn't set a nest inside a fenced area so I wrapped some field fencing around her spot to protect her from over interested puppies and varmints. Tomorrow I'll do a better assessment of the situation and we'll find a tarp to put over her.
Happy Thursday everyone! Do you know where all your turkey hens are?