Does fowl pox cause a lot of swelling? Pic added post 4

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hennypen, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed that my silkie roo has a ton of swelling above his eye. Looks like an extra comb it's so big. Any thoughts as to what it could be?
     
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  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Does he already have signs of Fowl Pox, do any of your other birds have it? There are other things that could cause facial swelling, an eye or sinus infection, an infected wound. Please post a photo if you can, give us more details.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    When my flock went through fowl pox, one had facial swelling, I assume from a secondary infection, but the rest did not, just flat black spots on combs and wattles. It would be odd to have only one with fowl pox. They do get styes -- a staph infection, if I recall. You could try some neosporin or the ophthalmic ointment from the feed store.
     
  4. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get a picture. He's acting fine and the only one with any kind of abnormality.
     
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  5. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No signs of fowl pox in that I don't see anything on the comb or anywhere else. This roo is the only one of all birds with the swelling. He's not acting sick.

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