avian pox affect ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tabetha, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. tabetha

    tabetha In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    San Diego area

    One of chickens has a pox on their comb and I keep my chickens and ducks together, how will this affect the ducks? Thanks
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    There are 3 strains of avian pox: Fowl pox, pigeon pox, and canary pox.

    Fowl pox infects chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail and ducks.
    Pigeon pox infects pigeons, chickens and turkeys.
    Canary pox effects canaries, chickens, pigeons and sparrows.

    So the question is which strain do your chicken carry? Symptoms are identical.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  3. crj

    crj Songster

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    How can you tell if your ducks get the avian pox? Also, if chickens or ducks have avian pox can you still be NPIP Certified?

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