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Fowl pox or favus?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Knock Kneed Hen, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    So I think I have fowl pox on a couple of my chickens. I've got a couple of people that were coming to pick up eggs for hatching....I don't want to spread this to their flocks.
    Should I be worried that giving eggs from my coop will spread the disease?

    ETA: looks just like this, so I think I'm dealing with favus instead of pox. Great, I haven't been too careful handling them. [​IMG] https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=74158
    Moved
    them out of the coop...probably picked it up from wild birds.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    I don't believe that it is transferred via eggs (only bird-to-bird or bird-to-mosquito-to-bird) - but you should definitely let your customer know and make that decision for themselves!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Fowl pox is not transmitted via the egg, but yes, you can tell the customer and let them decide.
     
  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Thanks folks. I definitely would tell the recipients (not selling, just giving to fellow BYC'ers).
     

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