Fowl pox or pecking issue?

Mamatomany123

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Does this look like fowl pox? It's only on this side of her face and she's the only one with this out of 24 chickens. I did notice that she's pretty low on the pecking order and that my olive eggers do bully her more than I'm liking. Just want to figure out what it is so I can treat it correctly. I'm leaning towards pecking. The 2 other pullets she grew up with have started laying and are now roosting with the bigger hens. She's not laying yet and I think she's been trying to roost with everyone and they aren't having it.
 

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The big black scab on the back of the comb looks like an injury. But the smaller scabs on the wattle, earlob, face, and eyelid look like dry fowl pox. It is a virus carried by mosquitoes in hot weather, and lasts about a month. Most chickens recover without treatment.
 

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The big black scab on the back of the comb looks like an injury. But the smaller scabs on the wattle, earlob, face, and eyelid look like dry fowl pox. It is a virus carried by mosquitoes in hot weather, and lasts about a month. Most chickens recover without treatment.
I thought it looked like fowl pox also but wasn't sure since she's the only one with it. We have had a lot of mosquitos this year and are very hot. I currently have 3 week old chicks. If they contract it wil it be dangerous? Is she contagious or does it just pass through the mosquitos?
 

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Yes, it can be dangerous for your chicks to get fowl pox. The fallen scabs can spread the virus when they dry out and the powder is inhaled. I would remove them to a spot inside away from mosquitoes until they are older if possible. Chicks 8 week old can be vaccinated against pox. These 2 links are good to read:
https://the-chicken-chick.com/fowl-pox-prevention-treatmen/

http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks
I definitely can move them. It makes it a bit harder for me because I'm already letting them in the run with a see but no touch set up to integrate but I'd rather they be healthy. I will check out those links. Thank you.
 

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