A baby turkey is called a poult or a chick. A male turkey is a tom, a female is a hen, and a band of turkeys is a flock.
Female turkeys lay four to 17 eggs during a two-week time frame, and the eggs incubate for approximately 28 days. Hens feed their young only for a few hours to a few days. Poults or chicks learn quickly how to take care of themselves. They eat seeds, berries and insects; adult turkeys eat these foods plus acorns and small reptiles. Typical turkey feeding periods are in the early morning and during the afternoon.