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Black, wart like things all over my chick's head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sepaditty1, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick is about 10 weeks old. Raised by Mama & not as friendly as my brooder chicks usually are so he is kind of hard to get close to.

    For a couple weeks I've noticed that his comb looked black but I figured it was just how he is. Today I got close enough to grab him & see. His whole comb and all of his head are covered with black, puffy things that look like warts.

    Has anyone seen this? Any clues? I didn't have my phone so no pictures. What do you guys think?
     
  2. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like fowl pox. Will you ever be able to get pics? If you look up fowl pox in the search bar you will probably find pictures and you can see if they look like what your chicken has.
     
  3. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search & looked at a bunch of pictures. I'm pretty sure that's what it is. I'll try to get a hold of him again tomorrow & get a picture.
     
  4. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it is fowl pox, read some of the threads on how to prevent and isolate.
     
  5. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since there is no cure for fowlpox, and it is highly contagious, the best thing to do would be to make sure your flock's immune systems are well maintained. If it doesn't look like any of the other birds have the disease yet, you may still be able to vaccinate them to prevent the spread of the pox.
     

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