Black lesions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by m1dn1ght, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. m1dn1ght

    m1dn1ght New Egg

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    Help one of our flock has developed black lesions about her face.

    What are they ? Do I need to seperate her from the rest???

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If it is warm, and you have mosquitoes our now, then it is probably fowl pox. If not, then it could be peck wounds. Fowl pox is a virus spread by mosquitoes that will last for 3-5 weeks. Usually simple dry pox is not serious, but it can get bad if there are a lot of lesions around the eyes. Wet fowl pox which involves yellow patches inside the throat, beak, and esophagus, can be deadly. Here are some links to read about it:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
    http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/Avian/Fowlpox.pdf
    http://www.hyline.com/aspx/redbook/redbook.aspx?s=5&p=35
     

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