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Is this a comb fungus?

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A few of my chickens have been developing some scabby spots with small lesions on their combs and some on one of their wattles. Does this look like a fungus or favus? They are completely healthy otherwise, except they have the occasional sneeze I've noticed.... Any help or advise on what this is and how to cure it (preferably low cost and home-remedies) would be greatly appreciated!!! Also, should I isolate them from the rest of the girls?

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post #2 of 18

Favus is white, although i don't know what your hens have. how old are they?

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post #3 of 18

I found this info online:

Fowl Pox
Another viral infection of birds is fowl pox. This disease
is spread by biting insects and sometimes by fighting. The
virus enters the body through a scratch or scrape, and
raised scabs form on the scratch and surrounding areas
particularly noticeable on the combs and wattles. Scabs
can also form in the mouth and throat. Most cases improve
without treatment, although some birds become ill from
secondary infection. Birds that recover are immune for
life.
Prevention is again the best idea, and vaccination is
available, although this may need to be done every few
years to give complete protection.

http://www.poultryhelp.com/blackspots.html


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post #4 of 18

Could be just pecking and it is healing?  My banty roo decided to take on our new roo and needless to say held his own but came out with a lot of comb owies and it kinda looks like yours does.

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post #5 of 18

Thats fowl pox. The dry kind. If they all have it, just let it be, and it will go away on its own. But if it is only a couple that have it, then quarantine them.

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post #6 of 18

Does it mean when it is raised and white around it, that is fowl pox.  I quess my ? is how to tell the difference between pecking and pox?

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post #7 of 18

Trust me, thats fowl pox. I guess it is caused by mosquitos. There is a vaccine for it. Pecking would look different, not white around it and raised.

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post #8 of 18

This is why I LOVE this forum! I just went out to the chicken coop and found the exact same spots on our RIR.  I started to panic, but am relaxing now that I've found this post.  Mosquitoes are soooo bad here right now in FL.  All of the tropical storms, rain bands from hurricanes - it's been a rainy, yucky summer.  Mosquito heaven!  I hope your hens get better soon, warriorchick.  Thank you so much for your post!!

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Edited by smores.eragon.willymom - 9/12/08 at 10:19am
post #9 of 18

Raised like warts, that's fowl pox. Put mild iodine on the lesions and they'll dry up. It's not a carrier disease, either, so not much to really worry about.

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smores.eragon.willymom :

This is why I LOVE this forum! I just went out to the chicken coop and found the exact same spots on our RIR.  I started to panic, but am relaxing now that I've found this post.  Mosquitoes are soooo bad here right now in FL.  All of the tropical storms, rain bands from hurricanes - it's been a rainy, yucky summer.  Mosquito heaven!  I hope your hens get better soon, warriorchick.  Thank you so much for your post!!

**btw, I absolutely adore your avatar warriorchick!!


There is a vaccination that is reccommended for people in humid climates with lots of mosquitos.  I would reccommed you do that.


I had one of my roosters get it this year. So I quarantined him, and only he got it, and it is clearing up now. Its almost gone.

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