Avian Pox?! Help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsHall28, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. MrsHall28

    MrsHall28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a diseased grakle(not sure about spelling) eating our cats food in the backyard. We caught it and took it in to a wildlife refuge place. The lady there told us it was a bird pox. How worried should I be? They told us to bleach all of the chikens stuff, but I'm sure they drank out of the same water already.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Bleach the waterers and feeders as they suggested. Transmission of the virus can take place through contact with infected birds, contaminated feeders/waterers, or most likely mosquito bites. Don't worry - just be observant and prepare to deal with a possible problem. Good luck.
     
  3. MrsHall28

    MrsHall28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your quick response! If they do get it (which I'm hoping they don't) is there anything I can do? Any treatments? Can they get over it or is it a death sentence : (
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Avian pox is generally not a 'death sentence' - keep infected birds quarantined if possible, and keep them eating and drinking. The pox will eventually run it's course.
     
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  5. jrfromri

    jrfromri New Egg

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    Does this look like Avian Pox? We are two months past mosquito season so I'm surprised to see it now. I have 11 hens, almost every one of them has this, egg production is still good.
     
  6. jrfromri

    jrfromri New Egg

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    Disregard the previous post, the photos I inserted somehow did not come out in the post.
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you post a pic?? Does it look like this example??
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