Bourbon Reds===Is this normal??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Grampa with chickens, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. I noticed this on one of my turkeys about a week or so ago. It has bumps all over its head with what looks like scabs. I thought she was being picked on and was going to move her. Well, I had been working pretty long hours lately and forgot all about it. I started to do some investigating on this site, but haven't come up with anything that it could be. Blackhead doesn't seem to be the problem. This morning I spotted some on a couple of more of my turkeys.
    They are about 6 months old and this is my first set of turkeys. I hope the pics turn out and you can see what I have.

    Is this normal or do I have problems. What do I do?




  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    That is NOT normal. Looks like you have Fowl Pox. You can look up info on it on Google.
  3. Oh Crap!!

    Thanks for the info. Looks like that is what I got. Glad to hear they will be OK. You can do all the right things and still get caught with your pants down. I missed that section in poultry 101.

    Live and learn.
  4. a p p l e s

    a p p l e s On holiday

    Oct 3, 2009
    wont they die? O.O
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:there is vaccine and treatment.
  6. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    Yep you got the pox. No it is not fatal or it wasn't in my birds. About a third of mine got it last year but no sign of it this year. I did not treat and it just went away after about a month.

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