ok, is this crazy???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beach livin', Nov 28, 2011.

  1. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone told me that if turkeys are not put up out of the rain, that they will drown. i asked how that was so, and she stated that a turkey is so stupid, that they will stand out in the rain and look up. by looking up, the rain will fill their "nose", and they will drown.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I have heard that too. I have no experience with turkeys so I can't say for sure. Maybe in the "turkey" section they'll know?
     
  3. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems to me turkeys would have been extinct long ago if true..... My guess... "BUSTED"...
     
  4. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    That's one of those stupid wives' tales.

    Nope, not true!

    Deb
     
  5. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My great-grandpa has told me stories of his turkeys (in the 1930s) doing that. Apparently he actually would lose turkeys that way. I don't think he would make that up... He said that they would open their mouths to drink the rain or something and drown. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my family have had turkeys and they do do that they will drown! They hear thunder and look up and open their mouth and let rain fall in and drown!
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
     

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