fowl pox?


In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 15, 2013
Clinton Tennessee

This spot is under her wing and as you can see there are several more around it.

Is this fowl pox? She had a few spots last week, now there are more.
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Has she been pecked by another chicken? It looks more like little abscessed peck wounds or tumors to me. Of course, fowl pox canappear different in each case. Here are some links with pictures of pox, bot the dry pox and the very serious wet pox in the very graphic 3rd link:
Were her spots last week like any of the pictures in the links? Pox can start out with a yellowish bump turning into a brown scab, and some will look bloody at first then scab over. The Partners/Cornell link has pictures of different types of pox. If this is pox, and I hope it's that and not a tumor or abscess, those are some big bumps. If you have more pictures to post tomorrow, more people can see this thread, and keep it going until you get some answers.
So far all the bumps appear to be the same. I will take more picture's tomorrow and post them. She is eating, drinking, and acts like any other hen; they don't seem to bother her when I have looked at or examined her.
I see that you added the picture of under her wing since my last post. Did your chicken get a Mareks vaccine? With the new picture, I think you could be seeing tumors, and Mareks possible could be a cause, although cysts and tumors can be possible without Mareks. Have you lost any chickens before from unknown reasons or had any with paralysis or lameness? I hope that is not what she has. Here is some info on Mareks disease:'s_Disease
I lost one pullet last year for an unknown reason. None of my other chickens are sick, nor do they have any spots, and no none of my hens have had any vaccines. There hasn't been any signs of lameness with the sick bird either. She eats, and drinks normally, even free ranges with the other hens when I let them out.

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