Wild Turkey poults perched on a deck chair © Barbara Berresford

Take 5: Poult Following

Wild Turkey poults have hatched and can be found foraging for nutritious insects in fields with their mother hen. By the time they are three weeks old, turkey poults can fly into a nearby tree or shrub at a command from the hen at the first sign of potential danger. As they grow into adulthood, their diet will shift from mainly insects to mainly plant materials like nuts, berries, and seeds.

Here are five adorable photos of turkey poults in all their fluffy, awkward cuteness. Learn more about what’s happening in nature right now with our Outdoor Almanac and submit your fantastic nature photography today to the 2019 Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest.

Wild Turkey Poult © Ronald Grant
Wild Turkey Poult © Ronald Grant
Wild Turkey poults perched on a deck chair © Barbara Berresford
Wild Turkey Poults © Barbara Berresford
Wild Turkey Poults with Hen © Elizabeth Fabiano
Wild Turkey Poults with Hen © Elizabeth Fabiano
Wild Turkey Poult © Cheryle Yankun
Wild Turkey Poult © Cheryle Yankun
Wild Turkey Poults © Judith Montminy
Wild Turkey Poults © Judith Montminy

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