Why does my flock always get sick on a long weekend when there is not a vet in site? This morning I went to water and feed and found a dead turkey. Its head was on the red side of colour. And another alive but breathing very heavy with foam coming out of its mouth and its eyes shut. The other 25 look ok in that flock and the other flock which is housed in a different run looks fine also. I called the local vet and they are gone for the weekend. Called the cell phone and no response. I called the next town and the vet is gone for the weekend. I called the big city 2 hours away and they said that the only thing they can think of from being so far away is that they ate a toxin because of how fast they got sick. 24 hours before they were all fine as far as I could see. They said separate them and change the food. I don't think its the food because I have been feeding the same food for a long time. Rolled oats, cracked corn and heritage turkey pellets. They are locked in a closed run so I can't see them getting into anything that is toxic. Last time I fed them anything from the garden was seeded broccoli plants about five days or so before hand. A month or so before this I found a dead turkey in the same run and its head was on the red colour side also. I thought that it might have been beaten to death in a fight by a lucky peck to the head. My friend who got birds from me this spring told me he had one that died the same way. With a red head and also thought it was killed in a fight. So I am thing now that it might not have been a fight but something else. This morning when I picked up the dead one to move it there was a lot of clear liquid coming out of its mouth. It sucks when you can't do a thing. The vets are on holidays, the only pharmacy in town is closed. the animal feed store is closed. All I can do is wait until tomorrow morning when the holiday is over. Does anybody have any idea what is happening here?