September 24, 2023

Maine's Turkey and This Cold Damp Weather

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Probably the number one killer of young turkeys, called poults, is a prolonged spell of cold and wet weather in Maine – which is quite common in the Pine Tree State. Parts of Maine have had something like 17 straight days of cold, cloudy and damp weather.

Ken Bailey, outdoor writer for the Village Soup, has a fantastic story, along with some interesting photos, about how cold weather affects the turkeys. He follows up his article with some education on habitat and survival habits of the bird. You should check it out.

Tom Remington