Chickens and Fire Ants

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by islasunflower, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. islasunflower

    islasunflower In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2010
    Hey, does anyone know what a chicken who's comb has been stung by fire ants looks like?
    I have 4 birds, their combs have grey warts on them. They are eating and drinking but not laying. Only about a year and a half so should be laying at least every other day. I know that there is a disease that has a gray comb as a characteristic but their combs are not all gray just the bumps. We just moved to Tx from Mo and fireants are new to us. They haven't seemed to bother the birds but recently a fire ant hill appeared in their pen so.....any thoughts?
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Pics would be very helpful. Have you looked at photos of birds with Fowl Pox? Those scabs are usually darker than you describe though.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I agree with Gallo del Cielo. Most likely it's fowl pox, mosquitos carry the virus. Fowl pox will cause them to slack off laying too.
  4. islasunflower

    islasunflower In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2010
    lloks like you guys are right. Once I had the name, looked up the pics and there it is. Thanks so much. Now I know what to do

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