A group of turkeys sometimes called a flock are also called a “crop”, “dole”, “gang”, “posse”, and “raffle.” Adult male turkeys are called toms and females are called hens. Very young birds are poults and adolescents are called jakes.
A turkey can run up to 25 miles per hour. They can fly up to 55 mph at short distances. Their gobble can be heard a mile away. At night turkeys will sleep in trees.
Facts provided by the National Wildlife Federation. www.nwf.org
Written by Jane Juroch – BCC Staff
Photo Credits: Edith Williams -BCC Contributor