How does a turkey protect itself from predators?
Do wild turkeys stay in the same area?
They happily go alone and avoid other hens while searching for safer and comfortable locations to lay eggs. They lay eggs near areas where they can easily forage and feed the poults. Being birds who do ground-nesting, wild female turkeys have to meticulously establish nests where predators are less in numbers.
Can a wild turkey survive alone?
eagles, Hawks, and owls – Hawks and eagles are some of the few daytime predators of turkeys; owls hunt at night. These three birds of prey leave behind a lot of feathers at the feed site, as they do not like to eat feathers – plucking most of them while they feed.
The average lifespan of a wild turkey is 3-5 years, and the oldest known wild turkey lived to be at least 13 years old. Domestic birds bred for food only live a few months until they are the appropriate size for commercial slaughter, though breeding pairs may be kept several years.
Where do wild turkeys sleep?
Wild turkeys are very agile and fly close to the ground for no more than a quarter of a mile. They roost in trees at night to protect themselves from predators. The turkey must turn his head and look at you sideways to spot you. Always remember this.