Chicken has tumor/Scab looking thing growing on her head... HELP.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gabrielle, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode Island Red has a scabby looking thing growing on her head. People said it was a 'Pox Scab' and to treat it with iodine and it would go down, this is day 3 of treating her with iodine and it only seems to be in diffrent places. I can't tell if it is actually going down, but she seems to not like it. Should I be worried? What else can I do to help her? Is it the wrong desiese I think it is? Pictures hopefully soon to come. [​IMG]
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yes, try to get pics. If it is pox, there will be more than one, it will be all over.
     
  3. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It's starting to show up in different places. I will have pictures soon.
     
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  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Then that's dry pox. You can treat it if you want, but you don't have to. Treating the pox marks with betadine/iodine will prevent secondary infections, but chickens don't generally get too many secondary infections. Treatment will also shorten the duration of the illness.

    Overall, pox is a nuisance and looks awful, but is really no big deal. Your birds should bounce right through it without a hitch.

    Good luck.
     

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