Can someone tell me about fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenalice, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. chickenalice

    chickenalice Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 12, 2010
    I'm almost positive that my birds have fowl pox, so what do I do about it? Just ignore it?
    How long does it last, and can I still eat their eggs?
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    If it's the dry form you don't have to do anything. Some people put iodine on the spots. It will go away on its own. Yes you can still eat the eggs.
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Quote:The virus is slow moving, taking up to five weeks to run its course.
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It is carried by mosquitoes or other chickens picking infected scabs. The Dry form is more just an irritation, unless it forms around the eyes badly. If it forms around the eye and causes a lot of swelling and pressure on the eye, then a good antibiotic may be needed. My little Silkie, Sophie got it badly around one eye and it swelled very badly, I had to put her on Baytril and it went down but she now has a blue cloud in that eye.
    In the wet form of Pox they get more respiratory type symptoms, bad scabs about the eyes and canker type puss pockets in the throat and nose, that must be removed or it can block air movement and food. If it goes wet then antibiotics are necessary.
  5. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    South Alabama
    don't know the answer to most of your questions but if they get it bad enough and in conjunction with coccidia and worms i would (make your own decision) . if just pox then let it runs its course .
    There's a lot of good & bad info on pox on the internet (just google it) and make your decisions .


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