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    Default Pheasant chicks along the roads 😳👍🏻

    The last week or so I've seen multiple hatches with varied size around my area. I did however see a hen and a chick hit by a car very near to my house. Best I can tell though the remaining chicks seemed to have regrouped with another hen, maybe her and her brood were close by in the ditch. We are not a SD or KS but this is encouraging.

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    Great report (beside the hit hen/chicks of course). Did you see these birds in Michigan or Kansas?

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    Sorry it was in Michigan. I have since seen the chicks again and it looks like they have possibly regrouped with another hen, the brood was huge.

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    Seeing broads running around in Michigan is a great thing Thanks for sharing.

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    I've got what looks to be at least 5-10 different broods in the area. Tried to get pics of three different broods last night but they were gone by time I got the good camera. I keep having what I believe is the same rooster crowing to wake me up every morning. He sits in the field corner and crows until his little heart is content.

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    Yeah, if you could get a few photos that would be cool Sounds like you're in a nice area. I'm a bit on the jealous side right now

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    I have not seen any yet

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    Saw a few more along a cut and bailed wheat field. They are quite a bit bigger now and are quick as hell.

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    Yeah!!! Any photos yet? I know they're hard to get. Usually if I get close enough to wild pheasant chicks all I can see is grass moving in every direction. lol

    Are you able to get a rough count on how many within a broad?

    Nick
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    I've got a couple of pictures now my phone but nothing with my camera. I did see on one day three different broods in a couple mile section. One brood only had 3 that day but the others looked like between 5-8 maybe. It's hard to say because I never really catch them on the sides of the road too much any more now that the rains have subsided. It's always momma running with babies in toe a good distance up. Now that they are bigger I think some are crossing before the hen or right with her making it hard to count. I did see a couple of roosters flying in the cow pasture the other day.

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