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Please tell me what this could be. Makes me so sad.
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That looks like it could be fowl pox to me, it is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos. My flock is going through the same thing right now and there isn't much that can be done about it, but apparently most chickens make it through just fine. Here is some more info:

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html

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Originally Posted by Maddly View Post

That looks like it could be fowl pox to me, it is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos. My flock is going through the same thing right now and there isn't much that can be done about it, but apparently most chickens make it through just fine. Here is some more info:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html

Thank you maddly. I have been fighting a lot of mosquitos around the pin at night.
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Here's some general info on controlling mosquitoes.  http://insects.about.com/od/insectpests/a/mosquitocontrol.htm


They need like 2 Tbs of water to lay eggs, you have to be really diligent to keep them away.

 

Also I put dried or fresh mint in the hen house, and the mint that i have I am growing in the yard around the hen house. I would imagine that Neem oil sprayed in the hen house would help too. You can plant all types of mint, camphor and lavender to keep mosquitoes down, but mostly i notice my chickens eat them once they have hatched.

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Here's some general info on controlling mosquitoes.  http://insects.about.com/od/insectpests/a/mosquitocontrol.htm


They need like 2 Tbs of water to lay eggs, you have to be really diligent to keep them away.

Also I put dried or fresh mint in the hen house, and the mint that i have I am growing in the yard around the hen house. I would imagine that Neem oil sprayed in the hen house would help too. You can plant all types of mint, camphor and lavender to keep mosquitoes down, but mostly i notice my chickens eat them once they have hatched.

Thank you fairie. I have mint growing on the other side of the yard. I guess I need to move it now that I know it helps with mosquitos.
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Thank you maddly. I have been fighting a lot of mosquitos around the pin at night.

 

 

Me too, so frustrating! We ended up vaccinating the rest of our flock so that none of the other birds would get sick, but the two sick birds don't seem too bad. They've lost a little bit of weight but otherwise seem pretty happy and healthy.

 

All the best with your bird, hope she recovers quickly!

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