Boils, fowl pox, what is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hollychic, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. hollychic

    hollychic New Egg

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    One of our black hens developed a couple marble sized growths on her comb a couple weeks ago and one smaller one on her wattle. They since developed scabs. I felt sure it must be fowl pox. She has been isolated from the flock but regressed to the point that she can't even stand. I've been syringe feeding her water. She seems to be doing better, her growths have started to shrink and she has started eating. She still can't stand. We gave her a bath today to remove crusty poop on her feathers. When doing so we found a huge scabby growth on her neck/shoulder. I had no idea it was there. It's about the size of half a golf ball or so. Is this still potentially fowl pox or something else. What do we do, lance it, antibiotics???[​IMG]
     
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  2. hollychic

    hollychic New Egg

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    Here is how the growth in her combs looked initially[​IMG]
     
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  3. hollychic

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    Here is what her comb/wattle growths look like now[​IMG]
     
  4. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like fowl pox to me (dry form)
     
  5. hollychic

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    Any thoughts on the giant lesion on her neck. It's hard and so big, just not sure what to do about it...
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    hmmm.. i don't know what boils are but on the comb it looks like fowl pox
     
  7. lovemy6hens

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