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Answers To 3 Wild Turkey Questions You Might Not Know
Do Wild Turkeys abandon their nests?
Wild turkeys only abandon their nest when necessary. If a predator approaches, female turkeys will flush in an attempt to draw the danger away from the nest site.
Do Wild Turkeys nest on the ground?
Female wild turkeys nest on the ground during incubation and until their young can fly (typically 1 to 2 weeks after hatching). During this time, the hen and her poults are extremely vulnerable to predation. As soon as the chicks can take flight, the family begins roosting in trees.
Where do Wild Turkeys nest at night?
Wild turkeys roost in trees at night. They generally have a few roosting trees within their territory that they reuse.