Foul weather can destroy a nest or wipe out vulnerable young turkeys. Torrential downpours also make a nesting hen more obvious to predators. "When a hen gets absolutely soaked from the rain, then she becomes more smelly and it's easier for a predator to find her," Casalena says. Young turkeys, or poults, also become an easy snack. "If you're a cold, wet poult, you're going to be miserable, and you're going to be making a lot of noise."