1. christmaschicken

    christmaschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed a week or so ago, that my rooster and many of my hens have started getting these black spots on there wattle some are white some are black!


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    What is the best treatment if any for my poor babies?
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Iodine, black shoe polish or a big black felt tip marker on the fowl pox. Vitamin therapy would help. Try and control the mysquito population.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If not all your chickens have it yet, you can vacc them for fowlpox $5. It is typically slow spreading.
     
  4. christmaschicken

    christmaschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will try all of that! However living in Florida it is almost impossible to control the mosquito population. I live right next to the Saint Johns River so that seems like a impossible thing with all the rain.. I am calling our County Mosquito Control see if I can get them out to do anything.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Quote:Hey, your not to far from me....nice to see another crazy chicken person! good luck with your chicky! [​IMG]
     

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