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got pox... now what

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mascoma, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. mascoma

    mascoma Hatching

    Dec 1, 2011
    So I have determined we have fowl pox in our flock. I understand there is no cure but now what? Do I just wait and see how they recover.? Is there a point where I am better off to cull?

    So far I see:
    1 roo with some large scabbing on comb.
    several hens with tiny black scabs
    One hen with swelling around eye/ear area
    several hens with no signs of infection.

    1 of 3 turkeys with respiratory issue in last few days and watery poop for a week.

    Thanks folks.

  2. Where do you live? Fairly late to have pox, unless you're in the gulf coast area. I think the thing to do, from what I've read is to vaccinate the well birds. The sick, if they recover, will have good lifetime immunity.
    I thought my roo had pox this summer but it was a yeast infection. With the cooler weather it's going away.

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