Fowl pox

Twin Mom

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 19, 2010
Floresville, Texas
So I have a roo that is showing fowl pox, which means tomorrow I will be spending time vaccinating the rest of the flock. Do I need to dose the guineas too?


Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
South Georgia
You do not have to vaccinate anyone. It might shorten the course somewhat but it's mostly a harmless disease, and makes them immune for life. Some do vaccinate to shorten the course, but the course is usually three weeks of black spots then nothing. All you need to do is keep an eye out for one who has so many lesions that they start to get infected, then treat with Neosporin, or just put Neosporin or Betadine on all the spots as a preventive. (Use Neosporin near the eyes.)

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