Hello, I am new to hatching chicks and I dont know what to do.(She is a Polish hen). This is my third set of chicks hatched and mama was doing an awsome job. There were 6 eggs and 6 chicks! The first time with 100% hatch rate. When the chicks were born on 9/11/2012 I knew they were special. On the 3rd or 4th day of life I noticed the smallest of the chicks had what looked like a wart at the top of his beak. I thought it was food but it actuall was attached so I just left it and hoped it wasnt serious. Besides this particular hen will not let me get very close to the chicks and protects them immensly. Anyways I kept an eye on him or her and it seemed to get a lil bigger but not to bad. Now I have found lil warts coming up on 3 other chicks from the same group. What do I do? Could this be the fowl pox that I have read about on your boards? I pulled the 4 infected chicks from mama today and cleaned the areas with a iodine solution for the evening but they are chirping and crying for there mama. Do I have to pull them away from her or should I just put them back with her and continue to treat the growths and hope for the best? The two that dont have any signs of it are with her all quiet and content and these poor chicks are chirping and I feel so bad. The rest of my flock are seperate from where I was housing the mama and the chicks. I am so confused because from what I have read its contracted by mosquitos but also can be spread by contact??? Anyone with any ides or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for listening and I hope someone has any good ideas for me.