I have a flock of silkies and a couple of cochin bantams. We also have two female turkeys in the same coop. It is built so that there is a wall in between, turkeys on one side, silkies & cochins on other. Basically they share the same air, germs and all. I clean their coops on a regular basis. They get fresh water and food daily. It all started out with our very old male turkey, he had the sniffles. Coughing and sneezing, seemed like an upper respiratory infection. He had had a limp for quite a long time before any of the sneezing etc started. I'm pretty sure he hurt his leg somehow....or maybe it was the old age, I don't know? He was old. Within a week he was so weak, barely standing...and if he was standing, his balance was very poor. Farm owners thought it was the old age with an upper respiratory infection. They put him down because he was going downhill so fast instead of having a vet come over and put him through all kinds of stress. They don't get handled much.. Couple weeks later one of the silkie pullets got a runny nose, started coughing and sneezing. I put her in quarantine. She also had some bubbles coming out of her right eye. I gave her Aureomycin. About a week went by. It did nothing. Eye got better though. I also kept giving her VetRX. Then we gave her Tylosin 200. Tylan 50 was recommended but a vet tech that works on the farm brought Tylosin instead. Apparently it is equal to Tylan, just different dosage. I don't know anything about all these meds so I took her word. That didn't seem to do anything either. At that point I found more birds in the coop sneezing and with runny noses. Those were their only symptoms. I was thinking they had a cold bug going around, it had been very cold and rainy and they had been outside getting wet. So I put the pullet back outside in the coop with the rest of the flock due to the setup we have...it was difficult to keep her quarantined. I figured, if there were more sick birds, they would all already have the bug and she couldn't get any other birds sick. By this time the eye was better, just the runny nose and sneezing remained. At this point someone here on the forum suggested getting a humidifier with Oxine. I did this. Runny noses and sneezing cleared. The female turkey is still making an odd noise...sort of like a raspy cough/sneeze, I think. And the pullet makes an odd sound. It's not a sneeze....and I can't think of a word to use to describe it. Maybe I'll trim her feathers around the face to make sure this is not annoying her. But I'm still wondering about the turkey! And the pullet.. Today I found a VERY broody hen in there also....with raspy breathing. Upper respiratory infection, I think. Again. I added the Aureomycin in their feed, this has worked for URI's in the past. I just hope she gets up and eats being that she's broody.. I'll make her get up but she's pretty determined on sitting on a bunch of nothing. We collect eggs every day but every time one of the hens lays an egg, she grabs it. Could any kind of a worm or a paracite cause these cold like symptoms with the turkey?? As soon as I can get out there in the coop, I will strip it of everything and spray it with Oxine. Of course with this storm Nemo hitting us, I might not get it done tomorrow... Hopefully Sunday. I live on a large farm with close to 60 horses and over a 100 smaller animals. Help!!!