turkeys get a cold?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by JonathanL23, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chirping

    Nov 20, 2014
    so about 6 weeks ago i had 2 turkeys 4-5 months old one died, idk why there didnt seem to be anything wrong after she died the other got sick a few days later so i put her in a pen by herself. i then got a male turkey 1 year old . after 5 days in quarantine i send it to my cousins as she only has horses. after a few days she was sneezing still and had a swollen head/cheeks so we had here put down. a month later my tom is now sick he was only exposed to the female for 3 days and i though he was fine as it was a month and he was fine. but i got sick last week. swollen cheeks lost his voice. no sneezing. now a week later his face is still swollen a little but he can gobble again. he never sneezed or stopped eating. do turkeys get colds unlike other birds. what is the sickness. once he heals and face is normal well it be safe for him to mate another turkey. or egg my chickens eggs. non of my chickens have got sick with all this going on. thank god
  2. retlaw

    retlaw Songster

    Feb 2, 2013
    I had a couple die last year from Pneumonia.
    They can also get e-coli Pneumonia
    Had one tested after.

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