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New Hampshire Fish and Game's spring/summer turkey brood survey is now closed. Thanks for participating. This effort helps biologists estimate how many young turkeys survive into adulthood in a particular year. When the survey is open (May 15-August 31), you can report your observations online on this page. Stay tuned for the NH wild turkey winter flock survey, which starts in January.
NH wild turkey brood survey is now closed.
Let's Talk Turkey!
A hen turkey is an adult (1 or more years old) female turkey.
A clutch is a collection of eggs in a nest.
A brood is a collection of young turkeys from the same nest.
A newly hatched turkey is referred to as a chick.
When a chick begins to develop flight feathers, it is referred to as a poult.
A mixed flock of turkeys is a flock consisting of multiple hens and/or broods. A mixed flock often includes broods of different ages. For example, a hen with a 4-week-old brood might form a bond with a hen that has an 8-week-old brood. The 8-week-old brood would consist of poults that are much larger than the 4-week-old poults in their flock. A hen without a brood (lost to predators) may join the mixed flock as a foster mother as well. Mixed flocks typically form in July.
Thanks for your interest in New Hampshire's wildlife!
|Sparrow size = chicks||Pigeon size = 4-week-olds|
|Robin size = 2-week-olds||Grouse size = 6-week-olds|
|Quail size = 3-week-olds||Pheasant size = 8-week-olds|
Summary of Things to Report:
Good luck and thanks for participating!