1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Ok, so with the help of fellow BYC'ers I've decided that what my roo has on his comb is dry fowl pox. Being new at this chicken business, I'm trying to learn and do as much on my own as I can and avoid the rather "stupid" questions, but I've managed to come up with yet a few more. What is the mortality rate for "dry pox"? Most of the stuff I'm reading says that "wet pox" is usually a death sentence, is this the case for "dry" as well? *I hope not, I'll be devistated, and with mom in the hospital, this is stress I DO NOT need! He's my baby!* He's acting normally; eating, active, crowing and such. Poo looks normal. Also, can dry pox turn into wet pox? Is there anything I can do if he does make it through so he won't get it again, or get wet pox next time? He's almost a year old, so I'm guessing he's WAY to old to vaccinate! Any information at this point will be most helpfull... I'm stressin'

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    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    sorry no idea, bump [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Southern Iowa
    I think wet and dry are completely different. Don't worry too much about dry pox. It will go away on its own, although your other chickens might get it too. oh wait, you only have one. It comes from mosquitoes. He won't get it again. I think they gain immunity from it.

    BTW-- Hello from Iowa! I'm in Monroe Co.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009

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