The Turkey Family
A baby turkey is called a poult.
A male turkey is called a tom.
A female turkey is called a hen.
A Breed Apart
The most common breed of turkey we eat today is the “Broad Breasted White.”
Where Turkeys Grow
Barns provide a safe, comfortable home for turkeys and are specially designed for maximize the health and comfort of the birds. Barns keep predators away, help farmers control germs and diseases from getting to the birds, and allow maximum comfort – turkeys stay cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and dry during inclement weather.
What Turkeys Eat & Drink
Turkeys are fed a healthy diet of whole and pelleted grains as well as vitamins. Feed for turkeys comes from Minnesota’s soybean and corn farmers.
Turkeys always have access to fresh, clean water.
All turkeys in the U.S. are raised without any added hormones and steroids. There are no hormones or steroids approved by the FDA for use in poultry.