Wild Turkey

The habitat of the wild turkey is varied, but primarily open woodlands.

The Wild Turkey is a great conservation success stories. Hunted to near extinction in the early years of the 20th Century, restocking and conservation efforts have helped the turkey to reach near abundant status in some locations.

The breeding season is late February to May with a Clutch Size of 10-12 spotted eggs and an incubation period: 27-28 days.

Females typically responsible for nesting on their own with no help from the tom. Wild Turkeys are polygamous and several hens can be kept with one tom. Chicks can fly quite well at a young age. No special diet requirements, although they are fond of acorns and other native foods if you can provide it. Keeping the individual subspecies pure would be an interesting avicultural challenge.