Estella1235

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2 of my chickens have chicken pox!! Any advice? Do I need to separate the rest of them?
 

EggSighted4Life

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2 of my chickens have chicken pox!! Any advice? Do I need to separate the rest of them?
Fowl pox is a slow moving virus. All have been exposed already by the time symptoms appear. I wouldn't separate unless someone starts picking at wounds. Have you determined if it's dry or wet pox?
http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks

Support through good nutrition not diminished by excess treats to support the birds own immune system.

Hope they recover quickly! :fl
 

cherrynberry

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But typically you can just let the virus run through them. You might notice the egg production decrease and the chickens might seem lethargic.
 

Estella1235

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They haven’t started laying yet so I guess I don’t have to worry about that.
 

Estella1235

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cherrynberry

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Good thing you noticed it fast, but I do think that there is no actual cure for this. However, I may be wrong. I am not saying that it is like Mareks disease. It does not typically kill your chicken. But if it gets infected, I am guessing it can.
 

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