Turkeys derive their name due to confusion over their place of origin when English-speakers first encountered the bird via trade. Turkeys are originally from the Americas and were extensively domesticated before European... More »

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A baby turkey is called a poult, which means a young fowl. A domesticated baby turkey might be called a poult or a turkeyling. Poults, when hatched, are fairly mobile and mature, allowing them to leave the nest soon afte... More »

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The red, fleshy part of a turkey's head is the snood, while the part that dangles under his neck is the wattle. Only male turkeys have snoods or wattles. More »

The name of a young bird varies by species, so there is no truly unifying term to describe all young birds except in a generic sense. If this is the aim, such terms as nestling, fledgling, hatchling and chick can be appl... More »

Treat an injured bird by handling it carefully, assessing its condition, treating its injuries and keeping it in a dark, secure place. You need a cardboard box and netting. More »

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Native to Africa, the ostrich is the biggest bird on the planet. Although it cannot fly, the ostrich is an excellent runner and can reach a top speed of 43 miles per hour. More »

A female bird is commonly referred to as a hen. All hens develop ovaries when it's breeding season. When breeding season is over, the ovaries become smaller. More »