Do I need to quarantine fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dondo, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Dondo

    Dondo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Buff Orpington hen with what I believe to be dry fowl pox, after looking at numbers of pictures online. I currently have her quarantined in a cage in the hen house which is covered with 1/4" wire so that any of the other birds cannot get to her. Is this enough of a quarantine, do I need to move her completely out of any kind of airborne contact with the other hens, or because she already exhibited the symptoms (warts along the top of her beak, and a dark streak down one side of the beak), when I put her up, are the other birds in my flock possibly infected. Understanding that it is primarily a mosquito borne disease, does anyone know if there is there a chance for airborne transmission? If not, is there a reason why I can't just let her back out into the flock. She really has issues with being in this cage (a normal sized transfer cage). Thanks in advance. Don
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think that it can be transmitted through the air. The only reason why I would isolate her is to prevent her from being picked on by other birds (chickens often pick on weaker, sick birds).
     

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