1. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    From what I have read on here, there is nothing one can do to treat the pox right? I have noticed the black spots appearing on the combs and wattles of my 7 birds. They are 18-24 weeks old. I have read it is a virus and just has to run its course. It looks like just dry pox, none on beaks or in mouths. I have them on ACV water. I am keeping a close eye on them for it spreading. No open sores, which is good so no one is pecking at the pox on the other birds. Is it true it takes about 3 weeks to run and then starts to clear up. Also I have three one week old chicks in the brooder in the shed. Do I need to worry about them or is this only spread from the mosquitos biting? I am not overly concerned, just cautious.
     
  2. chickenzoo

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    It is spread from Mosquitos , or ingesting scabs from the sores. Keep the baby's away from everyone and away from open air. It does have to run its course, time frame is about right. Make sure none turns to wet pox, if they they'd need to get on an antibiotic fast.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

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    That is what I thought. Thanks
     

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