Flock with bites around face

talea

Hatching
6 Years
Mar 26, 2013
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I'm not sure what's getting them but something seems to be biting all my roosters and hens on their head. They are coming up with large swollen bumps and scabs. Is anyone else having this problem or know what I can do to deter things from biting them?? Thanks
 

talea

Hatching
6 Years
Mar 26, 2013
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I don't think it's from another one pecking as we have two separate aviaries and they are both coming up with them.

I'll take pics tomorrow and post them up for you to see.
 

LindsayB

Songster
11 Years
Apr 26, 2008
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Cypress, Texas
Could be fowl pox which is transmitted through mosquitos. It usually doesn't cause any problems just has to run its course, about 2 weeks. Are the scabs on the face and comb and are they black??
 

talea

Hatching
6 Years
Mar 26, 2013
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Lindsayb they are black so you could be right. The mozzies are pretty bad out there at night, poor things!
 

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