Female domestic turkeys are referred to as hens, and the chicks may be called poults or turkeylings. In the United States, the males are referred to as toms, while in the United Kingdom and Ireland, males are stags.
If you are thinking about getting a turkey or two to keep either on a small holding or in a large back garden in the country, there are quite a few breeds you may like to consider. One thing about these large birds is that they are pretty easy maintenance although they still need to be cared for, wormed and fed a correct, well-balanced diet for them to remain healthy.
Turkeys also make superb guard dogs and will soon let you know if there is anyone about. They are also fantastic at letting you know if there are any predators like foxes close by which is particularly useful if you keep chickens or ducks in your garden too. One of the most popular breeds is the Bronze turkey which is a pretty impressive looking. They get their name from the wonderful sheen they have on their feathers.