Fowl pox

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boat309, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. boat309

    boat309 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2013
    south shore mass
    So I think a Chicken of mine has fowl pox. Not bad at all just some black specks on the comb. Is their anything I should do? Or just let it run it corse? I have 8 birds and every one is very healthy
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Dry fowl pox will usually run its course with no treatment. You can keep an eye on the lesions for secondary infection, or you can treat them (probably just once or twice) with a little Neosporin or dilute Betadine to prevent this.

    At this time of year, though, since fowl pox is carried by mosquitoes, I wonder if you are just seeing some minor pecking injuries, or perhaps injuries from some other source, maybe something sharp around the fence, maybe a thorny bush, etc.

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