What Do You Call a Young Turkey?


A young female turkey is called a jenny, while a young male turkey is called a jake. A baby turkey is referred to as a poult or a chick.

Chicks hatch from their tan and speckled brown eggs about 28 days after the eggs are laid. The mother feeds the chicks for the first few days, and they all roost on the ground for the first two weeks. It is not long before the poults fend for themselves. The youngsters become part of a flock of hens and young turkeys that can number in the dozens. The males do not play any role when it comes to caring for their young.