chicken Pox

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bopper, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. bopper

    bopper Hatching

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    Hello I'm from Barbados and I have 5 lovely red hens who faithfully give us 5 eggs daily. Only today I found they have chickens poxs. I need help how do I treat the chicken poxs?
     

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    fowl pox can be treated a number of ways. If you look in the emergency/disease section of the forum, there are a number of stickies which will give you some really good advice.
     
  3. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    I don't know anything about chicken pox but [​IMG] !
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Good luck [​IMG]
     

  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Fowl pox is transmitted by mosquitos. There arnt any treatments because it is a virus. It has to run its course which takes about 2-4 weeks. They will be immune to it afterwards. Iodine can help dry the nodules and scabs, they are infectious to other chickens. The eggs are safe to eat.
     
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Dawg gave you some great advice! Mine have it also!! [​IMG]
     
  8. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

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  9. greenmtngirl

    greenmtngirl In the Brooder

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    Wow, so much to learn! Good luck with your sick chickies, and welcome!
     

  10. HollywoodHillsHens

    HollywoodHillsHens Songster

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    Welcome to the forum!!
     

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