Cancer or Picked on???? Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Madison Farms, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Madison Farms

    Madison Farms Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2009
    Escalon, Ca.
    Hello, My little white frizzle hen, Mrs. Whitie has had a scab or two for a couple of weeks now. It was never swollen or red. I just been keeping an eye on it thinking our frizzle roo has been picking on her when its time to go into the coop for the night. She waits until evenone is in just to avoid him. BUT now, look at her. [​IMG] Today its swollen, and puss is in her eye. Is this something other than being picked on? Cancer maybe? Do I need to seperate her from the flock? Please help!

  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Poor thing. She needs to be separated and the wounds washed gently and treated with neosporin without the pain relief ingredient. Keep a close eye on her and make sure she gets really good nutrition so she can heal and not get a secondary infection. Make a concoction of frozen chopped spinach(thawed and squeeze as moisture out as you can) cottage cheese, and a couple of cooled scrambled eggs. Mix this up and give her a tablespoon at night and in the morning. In between make sure she has fresh water and feed and a little scratch.

    Watch her wounds and keep flies away from her. Clean them once a day and put more antibiotic ointment on until she is well on her way to getting better.
  3. Madison Farms

    Madison Farms Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2009
    Escalon, Ca.
    Thank you for your advice, I will add some antibiotics to her water too. Just in case. She feels a little warmer than usual. She's so sweet and I felt bad for her.
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    gently squirt the eye with saline eye wash...plain saline eye get out any debris or muck.

    get some terramycin eye ointment..available at most farm/feed stores..
    keep clean daily, and apply the ointment a few times a day as directed on package.

    describe the droppings..color and consistency..

    watch for mucus, head shaking, or wheezing.

    keep her, or the roo, separated..
    he might not be letting her eat enough either..
    not a good situation if the roo is injuring her..he'll peck her eye out..or worse.

    here's a source for other eye treatments::
  5. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2009
    Round Rock
    That first pic looks like a really bad case of "dry" fowl pox. The second pic is too blurry for me to really see where the wound is on her head/face.

    If it is fowl pox, the only thing you can do is watch for secondary infections and be ready to treat those quickly. If she's being picked on, then she needs to be separated and pampered for a couple weeks until she heals. If the roo is picking on her consistently, either she or he might need to find a new home. (I don't mean putting either of them down, btw. [​IMG]) Don't let her in with the others until she heals, because they may kill her if they see blood.

    I hope she recovers nicely for you! She looks like a sweetie! [​IMG]
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I was thinking fowl pox too, but if she's the only one, she needs to be separated from the rest so picking wounds can heal.
  7. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2009
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Thats Pox..

  9. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I agree, fowl pox, use antibiotic ophthalmic ointment in the eye and Neosporin on the rest of the head. Watch for wet pox lesions inside the mouth and use Listerine on them if they occur. Separation was necessary for the one I had who was about that bad because the others attacked her. It will run its course and then they will be immune.
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just take note that the pox is a virus, so a systemic antibiotic will do nothing unless there are secondary infections.

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