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I have been out of town and came home to find my newest babies have something on their beaks and one has it on its eye!! What is it and what do I do? Only the little black ones have this.
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That looks like a bad case of fowl pox to me. I think they are caused by mosquito bites. I looked it up and there really isn't anything you can do about it. But I've heard that some people rub a small amount of tooth paste on the spots to dry them out, it sounds kind of strange but I think it actually makes them go away quicker. I will look more for other treatments.

Separate the ones who have it from the ones who don't to make sure they don't get it too.
Edited by Hens rule - 11/9/15 at 3:15pm
I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
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I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
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Check inside their mouths.  More growths in there?  I suspect you are looking at canker.  Treatment for canker is metronidazole 250mg; one tablet a day for 5 days. It can be purchased online as "Fishzole."  Be aware that if this is canker then all your birds are likely carriers as long as they share water.  You will need to start treating the flock with copper sulfate a couple days a month to ward it off.

 

I think you are going to have to amend the dosage because they are so small.


Edited by CMV - 11/9/15 at 4:28pm
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