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    Default lots of birds!!!

    was out for a grad party this weekend...impressed by the number of birds seen! all the locals were commenting about the birds as well...good sign. lots of moisture...maybe too much, but it should bode well for the grass and insect production. the late spring will delay nesting a bit, as the birds didn't have the needed green grass to eat to produce their eggs (per an article I read recently). overall, things look good...crops are delayed, could be some corn that doesn't get planted...crop insurance doesn't cover the corn if planted after some date in late May...26th? 28th?

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    Is the state releasing birds already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Is the state releasing birds already
    I guess so. usually they wait a little bit. now that tom brokaw has fallen from grace, there must be $ available that was somehow going to promote him via the dept of tourism. fine by me.

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    Mike,

    That is some positive news! Might mean some younger birds for the opener but I have seen it before with very young roosters in the first part of the season. Hopefully they produce lots of little ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benelli-banger View Post
    was out for a grad party this weekend...impressed by the number of birds seen! all the locals were commenting about the birds as well...good sign. lots of moisture...maybe too much, but it should bode well for the grass and insect production. the late spring will delay nesting a bit, as the birds didn't have the needed green grass to eat to produce their eggs (per an article I read recently). overall, things look good...crops are delayed, could be some corn that doesn't get planted...crop insurance doesn't cover the corn if planted after some date in late May...26th? 28th?
    Do you think most of the farmers were able to get there crops in time?

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    yes....I chat with several of them regularly...they are close to being done with beans at this point...it did dry up starting around May 8th or so...

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    Great good news

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    Should start getting reports of young ones running around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Should start getting reports of young ones running around
    Peak hatch is usually around June 10th. Won’t be long now. Conditions look really good so far. Fingers crossed.

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    My nephew how lives in northern Indiana saw a hen with 10 chicks following her. They have a butt load of snow this year and a cold wet spring . So maybe we will get some good news this year

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