Advice needed, growths on my hens wattle

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

  1. Kellanne

    Kellanne New Egg

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    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

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  2. iwiw60

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    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.

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