What Are Baby Turkeys Called?

A young turkey is known as a poult. The mother turkey incubates a speckled tan and brown egg for roughly one month prior to the hatching of the young turkey.

Adult male turkeys are known as toms, while adult females are known as hens. Young male turkeys are referred to as jakes, while young female turkeys are known as jennies. A flock or rafter is a gathering of turkeys.

Baby turkeys are unable to fly for the first two weeks after birth. The chicks roost with their mother on the ground until they are prepared to fly. Once they are able to fly, newborn turkeys spend their first year of life in a flock with their mother.


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