In the Brooder
- Apr 29, 2013
Can anyone tell me what this growth or scab is on this pullet? It looks to be on its neck just behind the ear. Thank you in advance.
Someone finally told me how to upload a picture...
The picture is of a BCM pullet I sold to someone last week. This growth is only a week old because I'm sure I would have noticed it otherwise. There are no flies in the picture.
It has been suggested to me that this is Fowl Pox and on closer inspection of my very large flock, I see what looks like dry pox on several of my roosters combs in my rooster pen. I had just thought they were battle scars but on closer inspection I think it is fowl pox so I am going to go ahead and treat all my chickens with the fowl pox vaccine. I was told to separate the ones with symptoms and do not vaccinate them but what would happen if I do vaccinate a chicken that already shows symptoms? Do they get sicker or is it just ineffective?
Thanks again for the help.
I agree with @Eggcessive she has given you some very useful links.
Ooops...I was looking at wrong photos when you initially posted -was looking at the white chicken in your profile photos under title "What is this scab on my chickens comb...."instead of this one.