What is a baby turkey called?
A baby turkey is called a poult. A turkey poult is a young turkey that is less than 4 weeks old.
During this time, the turkey poult relies on its mother for protection and guidance. Or if they are bought from a hatchery or hatched out and raised by you, they rely on you for all of their needs!
(Oh, and once you own a poult, a baby turkey name really needs to be picked out…unless you don’t like naming your dinner… 🙂 )
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A baby turkey is called a poult, but what are grown turkeys called?
- Baby Turkey: POULT or CHICK
- Young Male Turkey: JAKE
- Young Female Turkey: JENNY
- Male Turkey: TOM or GOBBLER
- Female Turkey: HEN
- Group of Wild Turkeys: FLOCK
- Group of Domesticated Turkeys: RAFTER
If you are curious about the name of a baby turkey, you may also be interested in knowing how to raise them to maturity.
Here is how to raise a baby turkey. This will be the full and detailed information you will ever need to raise healthy baby turkeys.
You may also be curious: do turkeys lay eggs.
But they aren’t poults for long. They quickly grow up. Be prepared if you decide to bring them home by reading as much as you can on how to raise them for optimal health!