Fowl pox bumps. Help!

butterfliesdoku

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I don't know how these poor babies can even breathe. Is there any way to reduce the size of the bumps?
Also I've heard conflicting information, do chickens remain carriers of fowl pox for life or no?
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Eggcessive

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Fowl pox is a limited disease, a virus spread by mosquitoes and other insects. I would also look for the pssibility of ant bites being a problem. Get the chicks inside away from flies if possible. Is a vet possible? Most older chickens can fight of dry pox fairly easily, but with your little chicks' nostrils being swollen, they might benefit from a steroid like prednisone. Iodine or betadine can be applied to the scabs, avoiding the eyes. Plain antibiotic ointment, such as bacitrain or neosporin can be used in the eyes, if there are pox scabs around eyes, to prevent bacterial infection. Even though antibiotics will not affect fowl pox, some vets will use oxytetracyclin in the water to help prevent secondary infections. Wet fowl pox is the same infection inside the beak and throat, and can be very dangerous. Let us know how they do, and here is some reading for you:
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
http://www.hyline.com/aspx/redbook/redbook.aspx?s=5&p=35
 

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