We’ve been watching this Turkey hen visit our yard and garden. We hoped that we’d get to see a flock of poults soon. She has her nest in the woods or field a few acres away.
Unfortunately, we discovered a broken wild turkey egg next to one of our day-lilies. Some critter stole it from the turkey nest and was so desperate to escape the flogging Mama that it kept running for many acres until it got to our yard to eat it.
We feel so sad for the turkey hen. She must be heartbroken to lose the precious egg. Bless her heart.
We’re hoping some of the other eggs survive, otherwise there may not be any poults after all.
The circle-of-life can be quite disheartening.