What Are Baby Turkeys Called?

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A baby turkey is called a poult. The baby turkey hatches from a tan and brown speckled egg that has been incubated by the mother turkey for approximately one month.

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

After birth, baby turkeys are unable to fly for the first two weeks. The poults roost on the ground with their mother until they are capable of flying. Upon being able to fly, the baby turkeys flock with their mother for the first year of life.