Graphic Pics----Can a chicken get WARTS Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenesacres, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. greenesacres

    greenesacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    That is Fowl Pox. Maybe somebody will let you know what to treat her with.
  3. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Definitely looks like a bad case of fowl pox. From what I've read, there's not much you can do but wait it out. Others may have advice on helping her be a little more comfortable.
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Looks like a bad case of the fowl pox. There is nothing you can do really, some peiople say put black shoe polish or toothpaste on the pox to dry them up. They are caused by mosquito bites, and once they have the pox, they are immune to having them again. There are Wet pox, and Dry pox. The wet ones are the ones that get into the eyes, throat etc. You have to watch the wet pox because they can cause secondary issues, like food getting caught in the throat and choking to death and such as that.
  5. greenesacres

    greenesacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    Thanks to all, off to the chicken house!
  6. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Ok Im wondering which poxs mine has....Im gonna say mine do have POX???? know someone said there is a home remeady to get rid of them...I read toothpaste in here but is there like perioxide or betadine????

    [​IMG] POXS??
  7. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    The lesions on the comb and wattles are the dry form. The only problem with dry pox lesions is that a secondary bacterial infections occasionally happens. I put Betadine or Neosporin on mine (Neosporin near the eyes as it won't hurt if it gets in the eyes) simply to prevent a secondary bacterial infection. They dry up and disappear in a month or so, with or without treatment.

    The wet form is inside the mouth/throat. There is still really no treatment, but this is the form that can be dangerous.

    Black liquid shoe polish is an "old timey" remedy. Hadn't heard of toothpaste, but it is a mild disinfectant. Betadine or Neosporin are probably more effective in this regard.
  8. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Ok, thanks so much!!!! so it is Poxs then but dry....gosh, Im telling you first time having chickens...and first they got mites and we dusted them 12 days ago, there fine now....then one got something on its wings, dont know what,...but looks like the wings are either losing feathers or been eaten away???...and now this....

    still havent solved the wing problem...but my roo looks bad....kind of ugly he is looking and he is a Porc. D'Uccle I posted a picture in here think post was called: what is happening to my bantams wings
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Iodine or blu-cote on the external lesions. Use listerine to swab ones inside the mouth if you get lesions there. You can pute the blu-cote internally, but you need a smaller, disposable swab rather than the one it comes with.

    Spray your coops for mosquitoes and maybe put some repellant around them. I've hung the repellant bracelets (for humans) on hte coop wire. There is a new small fan repellant that one wears that I've thought of getting.
  10. pepita

    pepita New Egg

    Jul 13, 2015

    By any chance does anyone know what this is..????

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