Baby Wild Turkeys

Ed and I knew it was getting to be time for the little turkeys to hatch, and have been expecting to see them for about a week.  This afternoon, I spied a new momma turkey and her brood through my kitchen window.  I tried to quietly open the back door so I wouldn’t scare her off, and then I took these shots.  The babies are so small, you can barely see them over the grass.  I think I counted 10, but I’m not sure.

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5 responses to “Baby Wild Turkeys

  1. When I read the post title- I thought there would be pictures od airline bottles of Wild Turkey. Oh well. The pics are cute though

  2. How cute! Hope they steer clear of coyotes, etc.!

  3. It’s probably good not to get too precise a count just yet, as they are pretty vulnerable to predation at this tiny phase. What a delight to have them visit regularly so you can see them grow up. We’ve seen wild turkey in our backyard, but they are few and far between and have never brought chicks.

  4. Jenn

    I had what I think was a giant wild turkey in my backyard yesterday. He was HUGE!! He looked light -silver though, and I always thought wild turkeys are brown or black?? Does anyone have any idea what it could be? He was almost 4 feet tall and once my dog spotted him, the turkey ran about 100 feet, then he needed to up his ante and start to fly. He just made it safely from my dog, Meanwhile, I’m in my jp’s
    running like a weirdo through my backyard yelling at my dog to leave it alone. Yeah, she really listens to me! At least the turkey got away though. 😉

  5. I’m so glad to see your page! Last summer (May-Sept 1010) my husband and I were graced by a mother and her 11 poults until they quickly disappeared due to hunters in our”just out of city limits” poachers, but country for us in Northern California. Every morning and night we would observe this family. Just amazing in how the mother would guide, and teach! In another 4 weeks they would have been “adult age”. It was such a delightful experience until the murderous acts, and until now, we have not been able to get information regarding Wild turkeys. If you or anyone else are willing, please make contact…We would like to pick your brain a bit for information, and your experiences. It was an experience we will never forget and we would like to share with others but don’t really know how! Thank you –

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