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White bumps on wattle and combs?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Good Morning!

I just went out to care for my girls and I noticed that my RSL who is 8 months had some off colored whitish bumps on her comb and wattles(worse on her right wattle than her left).  The comb and wattle are also slightly less red than usual.  What is up with that? 

She free ranges in the PM and always has fresh water.  She was eating grower up until today with scratch mixed in as a treat.  She is with some 16 week olds so I had kept them all on grower until this morning.

Any ideas of what this is and if it is catching?  I will try to post pics in a moment.

Thanks!

Full time SAHM, wife to DH, mom to a 7 year old daughter, 1 year old son, 1 lab, 1 cat/tiger/thinks he is invincible feline, and soon 3 red stars, 3 ameruacanas, and 1 mystery chick.
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Full time SAHM, wife to DH, mom to a 7 year old daughter, 1 year old son, 1 lab, 1 cat/tiger/thinks he is invincible feline, and soon 3 red stars, 3 ameruacanas, and 1 mystery chick.
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post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Here are the pictures:


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16023_p1020130.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16023_p1020127.jpg

These are the best I could get.

Thanks again!

Full time SAHM, wife to DH, mom to a 7 year old daughter, 1 year old son, 1 lab, 1 cat/tiger/thinks he is invincible feline, and soon 3 red stars, 3 ameruacanas, and 1 mystery chick.
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Full time SAHM, wife to DH, mom to a 7 year old daughter, 1 year old son, 1 lab, 1 cat/tiger/thinks he is invincible feline, and soon 3 red stars, 3 ameruacanas, and 1 mystery chick.
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Anybody?  Anybody at all?

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post #4 of 9

It looks like the beginning of "dry" fowl pox. The "dry" type is not dangerous, but it is not fun to see. It is spread by mosquitoes! My chickens have it right now, too. It takes anywhere from 2-5 weeks to run its course. Sometimes the spots will get larger and get scabby, but as long as they do not appear inside her mouth/throat, it is not dangerous.

Hope this helps! smile

Elisabeth

Elisabeth
Chicken mom to 1 Japanese Black-tailed Buff Bantam hen (Baby), 1 EE hen (Biddy) and 1 SLW hen (Betty)
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Elisabeth
Chicken mom to 1 Japanese Black-tailed Buff Bantam hen (Baby), 1 EE hen (Biddy) and 1 SLW hen (Betty)
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post #5 of 9

Here's a link:

www.backyardchickens.com/LC-diseases-AvianPox.html


Edited by allmypeeps - 6/5/09 at 2:34pm

"...the world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing..." -Albert Einstien

4 rescued herding mixes, 2 rescued kitties, bantam cochins and one roo- with an assortment of spring chicks on the way! Not to mention a wonderful soon to be husband that loves to BUILD!!! Lucky me!

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"...the world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing..." -Albert Einstien

4 rescued herding mixes, 2 rescued kitties, bantam cochins and one roo- with an assortment of spring chicks on the way! Not to mention a wonderful soon to be husband that loves to BUILD!!! Lucky me!

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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you all.  Well, if mosquitos carry this then I am doomed - tropical island = mosquitos!

I will do some more research but off hand is it transmittable to humans?

Full time SAHM, wife to DH, mom to a 7 year old daughter, 1 year old son, 1 lab, 1 cat/tiger/thinks he is invincible feline, and soon 3 red stars, 3 ameruacanas, and 1 mystery chick.
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post #7 of 9

no

it has nothing to do with human 'chicken pox'!

smile

e

"...the world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing..." -Albert Einstien

4 rescued herding mixes, 2 rescued kitties, bantam cochins and one roo- with an assortment of spring chicks on the way! Not to mention a wonderful soon to be husband that loves to BUILD!!! Lucky me!

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"...the world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing..." -Albert Einstien

4 rescued herding mixes, 2 rescued kitties, bantam cochins and one roo- with an assortment of spring chicks on the way! Not to mention a wonderful soon to be husband that loves to BUILD!!! Lucky me!

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Great!  Now, if I could just figure out how to get rid of all the mosquitoes here not only would my chickens be happy but so would my human family! big_smile

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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by amcstay 

Great!  Now, if I could just figure out how to get rid of all the mosquitoes here not only would my chickens be happy but so would my human family! big_smile


Get yourself a propane powered Mosquito Magnet.  It will clear up to an acre after one month of use.  I live in NH where we have 4 seasons- long and painful winter, mud season, bug season and fall.  We would be unable to leave our house if we didn't have our Mosquito Magnet.  It's really made a difference.  It was not cheap, but worth every dime.

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