Avian pox and weird bump on chicks with pics!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paigeioli, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. paigeioli

    paigeioli Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    Tampa, Florida
    Here are a couple of my chickens. What do you think is going on? There doesn't seem to be any other spots or issues except on their heads. The leghorn also looks like it has a dry vent. Any ideas? What should I do?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    My guess is probably fowl pox, but the scab on the 3rd hen could be a sore from a sharp feeder or waterer, or possibly a virus. Fowl pox usually goes away after a couple of weeks with no treatment. Occasionally wet pox can cause sores inside the mouth and throat causing pain and loss of weight.

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