Fowl pox or something else? Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nursejenn, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. nursejenn

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    My rooster who is 5 months has these bumps on him. I have orpingtons and today is really hot so I took them all individually for a dip in the the saltwater pool. First time. While I had the rooster I noticed bumps on his skin. Fleshy and raised. Please tell me if this is pox and if it is, what to do. Will my hens get it? Can I vaccinate? Will it affect any future chicks he may father? Or is it just pecks. Oh and one seemed to get bloody somehow after the pool. Not sure if the scab soaked and fell of or was scratched or pecked? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  4. nursejenn

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    [​IMG] he seems to otherwise be healthy eating and drinking and his feathers are beautiful and shiny. There are lots of mosquitoes around us though.
     
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    Do these ever get replies?
     
  6. jcooper3

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    Hi, I don't know what it is for sure, but is it possible for the bumps to be ant bites?
     
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  7. Eggcessive

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    They don't look like pox to me.
     
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  8. nursejenn

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    Thanks we do have lots of ants on almost 2 acres. It's completely possible for it to be ants. They range supervised for a few hrs a day and I have at least 8 ant bites from just today.
     
  9. jcooper3

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    Maybe itchy ant bites led to scratching, causing the bleeding.
     
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    Maybe for now I'll keep an eye on the rooster. Thanks!
     

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