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Originally Posted by kcw0525 View Post

But from what I described, we should just keep doing what we're doing?
you can do what makes you comfortable, antibiotics are for supportive therapy, they can help keep other things from getting them while their immune system works on the pox, not sure how long you birds have had it, it gets worse before it gets better, I think around 3-4 weeks before you start to see them looking better, I personally did nothing with mine, they all eventually got better without any lasting affects, there seems to be a lot of pox this year.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #42 of 44
I also want to add mine would each have an eye that swelled shut and I was convinced they lost their eyes too, but everyone still has their sight in the end, I wouldn't start any more antibiotics unless you see someone going down hill, as long as they are eating and drinking and acting normal, well as normal as they can, you just have to wait.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
post #43 of 44

I suggest trying regular old vegetable oil to smother the mites if that is what it is.  You may have to do several applications but the plus is that you and your birds will become closer especially if what you're doing makes them feel good (mites usually itch).  (Not a vet just a farmer)

Raised chickens for years in SW Wisconsin.  Currently have Americanas and Silkies
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Raised chickens for years in SW Wisconsin.  Currently have Americanas and Silkies
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post #44 of 44
Just discovered my three hens have dry pox. Seems like they don't really mind and that I can't treat it anyway so it'll just run its course. Is the vaccine recommend to avoid future breakouts a good idea?
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