Any clue what this is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I❤fluffybutts, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. I❤fluffybutts

    I❤fluffybutts In the Brooder

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    Hi, I have 10 5 week silver laced wyandotte chicks, 2 out of the 10 have a weird growth on their beak. Any ideas what it is? 20170801_192208.jpg 20170801_192219.jpg
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    Looks like possibility fowl pox.
     
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  3. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Driven Insane

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    I think its just the comb your looking at, I got worried about it too when my wyandottes were young. Otherwise it could be fowl pox, but im not sure they could get it at this young of age. Keep an eye on it. If its just the comb it will eventually be bright red.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. It was popular when I raised homing pidgeons, and half the time my dad had to cull them
     
  5. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Looks like it might be fowl pox.... a virus spread by mosquitos. If it is just dry pox... ie not on the mucous membranes inside the mouth etc, then it will just run it's course over a week or two from what I have read. Wet pox with plaques inside the mouth/nasal cavity etc can impair eating and breathing and may need treatment.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    They can get fowl pox at any age, it's a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.
     
  7. dfalco

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    I'm not saying this is fowl pox, I don't know. But my flock had fowl pox and recovered very nicely. It took about a month before they were all well again.
     
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  8. I❤fluffybutts

    I❤fluffybutts In the Brooder

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    Do i need to seperate the 2 from the others? Or is it already to late?
     
  9. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    I would say that, even if you separate the two, how will you prevent mosquitos from biting the other two.... so you might as well keep them together in my opinion.
     
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  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    I never separate either unless they are having troubles or are being picked on.
     
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