They are into their herd. The males (toms) prance around, showing off their stuff. It's called 'strutting!' They drag their wings on the ground, and sweet talk the hens.
They hang out with the females in the winter yards. After mating, when spring is truly here, the females go off and make a nest in the leaves and lay their eggs. The ton's job is done!
They can lay 3 - 17 eggs. All About Birds says they eat vegetation, but they scratch around the bottom of trees, and eat insects, too. They are omnivores.
I saw a hen escorting about a dozen of her chicks across the back yard one year in summer. Too quick for a photo, as they are vulnerable to predators, and they know it.
This was a video I shot in 2011, right out the door. Our grass isn't green, yet, in April, 2017!
wild turkey courtship from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
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