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It's much worse now one one hen.
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Pam -

 

Try one of the things I mentioned. They can even feel bad from it and get lethargic, perhaps not even lay until they feel better.  And I know it can look really bad ~ it can even cause permanent scarring (just like on humans).  However, dry pox can generally be managed.  It's wet pox that is a whole different story.  I absolutely FREAKED out over this last year when most of mine got it, but we all made it through!  Come to think of it, I believe I put vitamin E oil on some that were really bad.

Homeschooling mom of 20 years. Married almost 30 years. 2 married girls, 1 grand-girl, 1 boy looking for a wife.

Still home schooling one at home with 1 blue heeler, 1 cat, 14 laying hens - 2 Barred Rocks, 5 Americanas, 3 Buff Orps, 4 Silver-laced Wyandottes, and some "babies" - 3 Australorps, 2 Red Sex-links. 

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Homeschooling mom of 20 years. Married almost 30 years. 2 married girls, 1 grand-girl, 1 boy looking for a wife.

Still home schooling one at home with 1 blue heeler, 1 cat, 14 laying hens - 2 Barred Rocks, 5 Americanas, 3 Buff Orps, 4 Silver-laced Wyandottes, and some "babies" - 3 Australorps, 2 Red Sex-links. 

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post #93 of 98

Our ladies & Roos caught this over 2 weeks ago.  They all seem to be doing well except for one lady.  She got one on her eye & it looks infected.  We have been treating it with Collodial silver and a green herbal salve (an organic neosporin).  It is getting worse.  Today her eye was bleeding, it looks like she might be getting pecked at, so we removed her from the flock to give her time to R&R. I put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide on the cut to try & kill any infection.  Does anyone have any tips on how to protect her eye?  I feel so bad.  We hand fed her tomatoes & watermelon today and her spirits seem to be lifted then, but most of the time she is just standing in a weird position.  This is a picture of her eye on Monday:

post #94 of 98

You got a really good shot - that's helpful.  So it appears to be dry pox. You are doing a great thing with the colloidal silver - keep doing that!  And yes, if she's getting pecked at, then isolate her.  Keep on with salves, and the special treats you mentioned just to make her more comfortable. Unfortunately, sometimes the scarring can be so bad that they will go blind.  I have one that did, but she's doing fine with the one eye.  Make sure none of your girls are "wheezing" though.  That could indicate wet pox, which is a whole different treatment. Have you given her any apple cider vinegar in her water, or a good probiotic yogurt to get her immune system better?   She might be standing funny just because she doesn't feel good.   

Homeschooling mom of 20 years. Married almost 30 years. 2 married girls, 1 grand-girl, 1 boy looking for a wife.

Still home schooling one at home with 1 blue heeler, 1 cat, 14 laying hens - 2 Barred Rocks, 5 Americanas, 3 Buff Orps, 4 Silver-laced Wyandottes, and some "babies" - 3 Australorps, 2 Red Sex-links. 

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Homeschooling mom of 20 years. Married almost 30 years. 2 married girls, 1 grand-girl, 1 boy looking for a wife.

Still home schooling one at home with 1 blue heeler, 1 cat, 14 laying hens - 2 Barred Rocks, 5 Americanas, 3 Buff Orps, 4 Silver-laced Wyandottes, and some "babies" - 3 Australorps, 2 Red Sex-links. 

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post #95 of 98
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Originally Posted by Vintage Chick View Post

Pam -

Try one of the things I mentioned. They can even feel bad from it and get lethargic, perhaps not even lay until they feel better.  And I know it can look really bad ~ it can even cause permanent scarring (just like on humans).  However, dry pox can generally be managed.  It's wet pox that is a whole different story.  I absolutely FREAKED out over this last year when most of mine got it, but we all made it through!  Come to think of it, I believe I put vitamin E oil on some that were really bad.
post #96 of 98
I have been using Neosporin and it seems to be helping dry it out on the really bad hen. . Still have a few spots on other hens but I'm letting them take its course. I also bought a coop safe mosquito spray and separated all around the coup. It says I can spray on the hens but I didn't do that. Thanks for the help.
post #97 of 98
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It looks like dry fowl pox.  If it suddenly goes away after 3 weeks and they get no lesions next year, it is fowl pox.  It is only dangerous if it gets in the mouth and throat (wet pox.)  They can of course get a secondary infection, as in the eye, which can cause problems as well.  You may want to dab each lesion once with Neosporin or dilute Betadine to revent a secondary infection.  there is nothing to be done about the primary lesions as they are viral.

There is a vaccine and I understand it reduces the course of the disease, but in most cases, the disease resolves itself.  My flock got it a couple of years ago, I did the Neosporin (near eyes) or Betadine once, and 3 weeks later, it was gone.  I haven't seen it since.  An infection with it does make them immune to a future outbreak.

Of course I'm not sure that is what it is, but it sure looks like it.
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Were you still able to consume their eggs?
post #98 of 98
I have a sebright bantam and she has scabs on her comb I thought she was just getting bullied because she is my only bantam and is very small but now my dominant hen, a RIR has them ( she only has one but I'm afraid she might get more) they both have an excellent appetite (just like any chicken) and my RIR is still noisy as can be. Is this fowl pox? If so what do I do?
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