What Is The Name For Baby Turkeys?

A poult is the name for a young turkey. A tan and brown speckled egg that the mother turkey has been incubating for almost one month gives birth to the baby bird.

Toms and hens are the names given to adult male and female turkeys, respectively. Young turkeys are referred to as jakes for males and jennies for females. A flock or rafter is the term for a bunch of turkeys.

For the first two weeks after birth, baby turkeys are unable to fly. Until they can fly, the young birds roost on the ground with their mother. The young turkeys spend their first year of life in a flock with their mother once they can fly.


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