EMERGENCY!!!!!! Can't Identify Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dclow, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. dclow

    dclow New Egg

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    In the past week both of my bantam roosters have developed large orange swollen lesions on their face, comb and waddles. I have been googling chicken diseases online and cannot properly identify what is going on. Can someone please help so I can figure out how to treat them. I have 6 bantams, 4 hens (who do not appear to be infected) and two roosters (both have lesions) . They are in a coop with clean conditions, water and feed. They free range during the day.
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    I also have 7 large chickens, 1 rooster, 6 hens in a different coop, and they also free range. None of them seem to be infected. There are two donkeys on the property as well. The picture is of Smokey and he is by far the worse off. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. Very worried.
     
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  2. dclow

    dclow New Egg

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    COULD IT BE AVIAN POX???
     
  3. dclow

    dclow New Egg

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    Both roosters act normal, still crow, eat drink roam the yard. But as you can see, Smokey has one eye swollen shut and the other is on its way. Very worried for my little guy.[​IMG]
     
  4. lcatty

    lcatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many of my chickens have big lesions on their combs but they are black or gray in color. People have said that it was fowl pox, but I've seen other photos in which the lesions look yellowish, like yours, and folks have said that's fowl pox, too.

    I read on one thread the suggestion that you put neosporin or other antibacterial ointment on it to prevent secondary infection. Given the lesions are so near your boy's eye, that would seem a good idea. Can't hurt and maybe it will help.
     
  5. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow that is wierd.....I don't really have any advice just giving this a bump!!!
     

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