10 wk RIR with pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tabetha, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. tabetha

    tabetha Out Of The Brooder

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    HI all,

    I have 3 ten week old chickens and one looks like it has a pox on it. These are our first chickens and they are housed with our 3 ducks... Is there anything that I should do or let it run its course?

    You can see it here on the last part of the comb
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    That really does not look like pox, keeping the mosquito's away from the chickens, they get the pox from them, i vaccinate mine.
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
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    Does the bird also have respiratory symptoms? I ask, because I saw something similar in a pullet last year. A few black dots on the comb, no other symptoms. I thought it *might* be fowl pox, so I lightly dabbed iodine onto her comb, using a cotton swab. Did this twice. She never got sick and neither did the rest of the flock. Eventually her dots disappeared. I figure she didn't have fowl pox, after all.
     
  4. tabetha

    tabetha Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks fleathers, I'll try that... No respiratory symptoms as of yet...
     

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