I read a very hilarious article yesterday about the difference between raising chickens and Turkeys. It had me laughing out loud. Then with a feeling of dread I realized that I was going to be raising turkeys soon(15 beltsville small white Turkeys day 9 in the bator). In the article the women said she had raised her turkeys to an age when they could be outside. They were outside with the chickens and it was pouring rain. The chickens had enough sense to go back to the barn. The turkeys? Well the turkeys were out in the field in the pouring rain, looking up mouths opened. 2 of them drowned themselves before she could herd them back to safety. She also quotes that an old time farmer told her he had seen a flock of 200 turkeys all die this way! Well this article was hilarious but it was also based on this womens actual experience raising turkeys. Does this actually happen?