It started with my first hatch around eitht or so years ago. I had a Narragansett hen who hatched a clutch. They were only a couple of days old when I found one drowned in a water bowl with two-inches of water and maybe four-inch side walls. I thought it was a fluke until a couple of days later when I found another one drown. I learned then not to put open water sources in the turkey pen when there's young around. Throughout the years since then I've had several more occasions where the poults manage to get out and find water to drown themselves in be it a bucket in the duck yard or the dog dish. Yesterday, a three week old wondered away from mom and ended up in the cow's water trough. It had to go through a fence, across the yard, and then into the cow pen to get there. They have plenty of their own water, changed daily, in chicken style waterers in their pen. It's not that I'm naive on how to stop it from happening. I know the only way to stop this is to pen them in a covered area with poultry fencing that they can't squeeze through. All of my birds are allowed as much space to run as possible so they all have large green pastures to roam. I think they stay healthier and happier this way. The turkey family has 1/2 acre pen with grass and bushes that they eat, run and play in. With this said, here is my question for the turkey pros: Why on earth do these young poults fly into 18" high buckets of water or other tall water bodies such as the cow trough which is a good two-foot high?