BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Whole flock with back combs rooster eye swollen shut
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Whole flock with back combs rooster eye swollen shut

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
i don't know what to do. Our flock of hyline all have black on their combs. The roosters ate really bad. One has his eye shut. What do we do? It's been over a month. We built a movable cage avd just finished we are trying it now hoping that will help.
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 
post #3 of 4

Looks to be fowl pox.  Some with more experience on the subject may be able to discern from the pics whether or not it's wet or dry fowl pox.  Do a search on the forum for "fowl pox" and how to treat.  Best of luck!


Edited by Eggsoteric - 5/31/16 at 12:52pm

 

Quote:

What if the Hokey Pokey Really is What it's All About

 

 

Reply

 

Quote:

What if the Hokey Pokey Really is What it's All About

 

 

Reply
post #4 of 4
It may he pox, especially if you are seeing mosquitoes, since that is how the virus is spread. You should use some Vetricyn eye gel or Terramycin or Neosporin ointment in the eyes of any with scabs near eyes and the one with swollen eyes to help prevent secondary infections. If any are not eating or are very weak, they can have the wet type of pox inside the throat and airway. Loook inside the throat for any yellow patches. Unfortunately, there is no treatment except supportive treatment. Tube feeding can be done for one not drinking or eating.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Whole flock with back combs rooster eye swollen shut