Drowning on Dry Land

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Black-Teacup, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    I very dimly remember my parents getting turkey chicks when I was very little, and that the poor little guys died during their first rain. Apparently, they looked up at the rain and drowned...?
    Is this... a common thing??? I think about it often, and it just sort of has always puzzled me.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    That is just a myth. Young poults will get chilled and die if not kept out of the rain and provided with extra heat.
     

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