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  • Bruce Siebold

Turkey Nesting Time On Eighty Acres

Recently I was fortunate to discover a turkey nest on Eighty Acres. The nest was only a shallow depression and perfectly blended with the brown, dry oak leaves. Turkey hens will lay one egg per day which require an incubation period of 26 days. When I checked on the nest several days later there were eight eggs safely tucked away. Then on my final visit I was disappointed to find the eggs broken and scattered about. For some reason the mother hen had abandoned her nest! The eggs grew cold and were eventually discovered and eaten by hungry raccoon, crows or fox. Thus the circle of life continues on Eighty Acres.

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