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Old Sep 3, 2009, 11:52 am   #1
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In search of hens

Spent two hours looking this morning. Hit every big oak & beech in the woods. NADA. All I found was this black staining polypore. Guess I'll have to try some different woods. was a beautiful morning none the less.
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Old Sep 3, 2009, 12:58 pm   #2
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It is still a little for the hens to appear in your area. We need some cooler nights and more rain.
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Old Sep 3, 2009, 6:16 pm   #3
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Not sure if I've ever seen black stainers nor hens. Hope to find some hens this year tho.
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 9:08 pm   #4
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I found HENS !!!
The same spot I found 6 whites last year. I've been watchin' (only 3 this year) for a week and a half and I picked one today , which had no new growth that weighed 1 1/2 pounds...the other two have lots of small frawns for future growth.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 3:08 am   #5
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Good job, Brian!!
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 9:41 am   #6
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I haven't found any hens yet but a lot of chickens and black staining polypores.

If the rain comes this week my guess is they will be arriving in the next two weeks.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 5:02 pm   #7
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Nice hen Brian, was it by an oak ? Ive only found one last year but I'm going to spend more time looking this year. I read that they're good dried & ground up & used as a seasoning. Has anyone tried this ? Hens sound like a good medicinal mushroom from what I've read also.
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 12:00 pm   #8
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I read that they're good dried & ground up & used as a seasoning. Has anyone tried this ?


I did this with about 200 morels this year and it worked great, really adds a lot of flavor to your cooking, right now I'm doing a chant, oyster, and coral mushroom mix, last batch is in the dehydrater as we speak, I'm sure this would work great with hens as well.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 1:38 am   #9
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Hi Rick,
It was a bald old downed 30' tree from the wind and they are growing all around the base of the rotted stump. last year I found six mature whites on September 1st totalling 26 pounds, this year three blonds so far.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 1:43 am   #10
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Hi Gene,
That's what I do with Old Men of the Woods...and I'm not talkin' about me!

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