Advice needed, growths on my hens wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kellanne, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Kellanne

    Kellanne Hatching

    Jul 27, 2014
    Hi, I was after some advice I noticed today that one of my hens has some growths on her wattle and I don't know what they are. None of my other hens have it and at this stage it is only on one side, I have attached photo so you can see what I'm talking about any ideas and advice on how to treat it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    This photo from Familypendragon shows fowl pox, and I agree with iwiw60 that it looks like dry fowl or avian pox, a virus which is spread by mosquitoes. Put a little iodine on the scabs to help dry them up, but the disease will run it's course for several weeks and clear up on it's own. There is a wet form of pox that can be very dangerous when lesions form inside the beak and throat.

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2014

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