We are having a sad situation over with our small flock. 3 of my 9 chickens have come down with fowl pox. 5 of my chickens that I bought from a breeder are not showing signs. These 5 had the vaccine as chicks. I am praying it is still in their system as they are past the age to readminister the poxine vaccine. Only one has begun laying. I ordered the poxine vaccine as I have read that I can give it to the members of the flock who are not showing signs yet. It will arrive today.
This girl is one that I am concerned about though. I have had her for a little while now. She was a gift from my aunt. A boy have her and her sister to her because he wanted them to have good homes. They are little sweethearts. I don't know her history so I don't know if she was vaccinated. 2 days ago I noticed she had some scabbing on her face but it looked like she had been in a fight. She had a cut on her eye. Yesterday there was swelling around her eye and some irritation, today it is completely swollen shut. I am using Vetericyn on it, treating it as a battle wound...watching it close. Any change for the worst I plan to take her to a vet.
My question is, does this look like a battle wound of fowl pox? I had been planning to give her the vaccine today since she was not showing signs of it. However, now I don't know. There are no circular scabs. Just these couple areas with little scabs. A little swelling in her comb, and her poor eye.
Edited by tlouiselle - 9/28/15 at 11:59am