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Today I was checking on the youngsters and say that 3 of the 4 have got pigeon pox on their faces.. big yellow blisters.

 

All the adults seem fine... although I lost a weaned youngster last week which has one pox spot on its beak and lots of air and fluid in its crop.

 

The squabs are still eating and acting normally.

 

Does this mean that my entire flock of adults and the other squab will come down with it, or are the adults more resistant?

 

Its no use moving the infected squabs as their parents my stop feeding them.. and I am sure that if they have the virus its in the environment now.

 

I don't know where this came from as I have not had any new birds in my loft for over a year.

 

My rooster also has got fowl pox on his comb.  The pigeons and chickens mix together in the day on the lawn when free ranging.  Is pigeon pox the same as fowl pox in chickens?

 

Any advise as how to control the virus spreading or how to help the youngsters recover faster?

 

Is the disease spread from bird to bird by contact or droppings, or only insects bites?

 

I think I am going to cover the coop in mosquito netting.. as there are lots about... but its going to be very had to make it totally mosquito proof and its not going to look nice!!!

post #2 of 5
I had a single roller young hen get pox, n treated her respiratory prob with probiotics, acv in water, poultry vitimans, and vet Rx in mouth beak and popped poxs. She been fine since next day or so.
Edited by laughingdog - 10/20/15 at 2:07pm

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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all issue is respiratory pro popping up n causing pox to show.

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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No respiratory problems.... I took a long good look at them today.​

 

They are very fat and acting normally.  Its a wonder the pox spots don't bother them or itch.. like when I had chicken pox!

 

I accidently bought the wrong feed and they are now eating broiler finishing pellets, as well as their seed mix.  I hope the extra protein and fat in the chicken feed will keep them in good condition and help them keep their weight and strength up if they are not eating as much as normal.

 

The bird that died had problems with its crop.. which seemed to be filled with liquid and seeds or air in it.  It also had green feathers around its bottom.  I think if may have had the wet pox instead of the dry one. 

 

Now going to try to control the mosquitoes by netting the wire areas of the coop up.  I won't be able to keep them all out as there are too many joints and gaps.. but at least I will reduce their numbers. 

post #5 of 5
Symptoms showing are respiratory related n
why pox suddenly showing up.

Could be from pecking round or walking where wild birds flew over n pooped even. Infected bird could a just landed on wire sneezing or pooping, could a had mosquito infected bite it/them (mosquito back wash or spit in tissue n blood to put an anti coagulant in them before feeding).
Whatever is, I hope for your flock, horrible to go through.

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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