Fowl pox?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tsielaff, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. tsielaff

    tsielaff New Egg

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    Some of our girls have black patches on their combs. I suspect it to be fowl pox but I am not sure . Any help would be greatly appreciated .[​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    No that is not fowl pox. That is from aggression from anther bird. They tend to go after others combs and bite or peck at them for various reasons.

    Fowl Pox comes in the form of wet or dry pox. The dry version looks like wart/blisters on the comb, face and wattles. The wet form grows lesions in the mouth and esophagus. Fowl Pox is a virus and generally the dry form allows the birds to heal after a few weeks of feeling lousy. The wet form is not so easy to survive and many times they do die.

    But what you have here is aggression. Make sure you have plenty of space in the coop and run, 5 square feet in the coop and 10 square feet in the run. Make sure you have a few different places to eat and drink so there is not so much competition, and try to figure out who the bully is. They may need to be separated out for a spell or on a permanent basis.

    Good luck with your flock and we are so glad you could join!
     
  3. tsielaff

    tsielaff New Egg

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    Thank you very much for the help
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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