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Posted 02 April 2006 - 09:01 AM
Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:02 AM
Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:49 AM
Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:08 PM
Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:47 AM
Honestly, in my own personal experience the more old hens in a flock the more will have beards. The older the hens get, the more likely they are to sprout one. I think it's a genetic trait that is far more prevalent than most realize. Subsequently, trying to "manage" it out of the flock is futile. I think the key here though is this. It mostly seems to only occur on the biggest and oldest hens in the flock. I've seen three different "Bearded Ladies" this year. They are all within the first three birds of the pecking order of the flock.
Now harvesting these hens out of a large flock, theoretically should make little statistically impact on the flock. However, I personally believe that it is these older hens that have the most success rearing chicks. So if you want more turkeys in the area, I say let them walk.
Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:57 AM
I got down on my knees and begged too and still the answer was no turkey hunting. :rofl:
Edited by Rowdy Yates, 04 April 2006 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:15 AM
Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:03 PM
Edited by 7pointbuck, 06 April 2006 - 07:03 PM.
Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:28 AM
God,family and friends-What else is there..................
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