Do turkeys catch colds; sneeze runny nose?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by laturcotte1, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just as I was walking out of Jacks coop he sneezed, just a tiny little bit but it was definately a sneeze. I got up closer and sure enough he has a runny nose. Do they catch the common cold or could this be the start of something worse. Is there something I can give him now before it gets worse. If it gets worse what should i do? I turned his heat lamp on in case he wants to get under it. If my kids could hear me they'd say, "You'd tell us to buck up, shake it off." [​IMG]
     
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know for sure that Chickens catch colds, so yes I would be 99.999% sure that Turkeys can too. Usually with chickens, I give tonic/apple cider vinegar in their water etc... this helps them to fight it off. Hope that helps. x
     
  3. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. How much apple cider vinegar per gallon? What is tonic? Again thanks so much for resonding.
     
  4. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it. 1 tbsp to 1 gallon.
     
  5. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

    As a preventive I used the apple cider and spotted a runny beak from time to time but I think it helped as a preventive to keep them healthy.
    I started with 17 Red Bourbon Poults and at 9 months still have 17.
     
  6. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No problem. Tonic is vitamin laden liquid, like the apple cider vinegar. I may go and put some in my chickens water before winter gets here, give them a boost! :) Is he any better yet? x
     
  7. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just gave it to him last night. I bought the ACV and couldn't open it, literally, I couldn't open it. waited for my husband to come home and he had to saw the bottle (plastic) open, luckily it wasn't glass. I swear they super glued the top on. So I just got it into his water late last night after he was in bed. His first dose was probably this morning.
     
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