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Turkey chicks that we walked up on at night. The mother flew off as we approached the little family, scaring the crap out of us. Instantly we heard peeping and looked down to discover 12 chicks.
Wild turkeys prefer hardwood and mixed conifer-hardwood forests with scattered openings such as pastures, fields, orchards and seasonal marshes.
The chicks are precocial, and are able walk and feed themselves within 24 hours of hatching. *Precocial animals are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Altricial animals are born helpless and very dependent on the parent(s).
Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012
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