hard Bumps on face ~PICS Added~

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kasey08, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    About 3 days ago it was raining and I noticed 2 of my chickens where wet. The next day they looked like they might have had a cold in there eyes? They where foaming(eyes) and there face had hard crusty bumps on it. That day I brought them in gave them a bath but still like that.2 days later they are alot better as there eyes are fine but still has some bumps. Anyone know what is wrong?
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  2. mckenzie

    mckenzie Songster

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    It could be chicken pox.
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Sounds like fowl pox. Its carried by mosquitos. Every year I get Key west chickens, they usually have it. Mine has always been the dry kind and it goes away on its own.
     
  4. TajMahalChickens

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    Do you have any pics? that might be a bit more helpful.

    I first thought of fowl pox as well. It is a viral disease. It usually just runs through the flock. If you only have a couple birds, you could use iodine to soothe the sores. Her is a link to a little bit more info about by bout with fowl pox.https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=430429

    Keep an eye on them to make sure it doesn't progress to wet pox, which is inside the throat. That can do major damage.

    Good luck
     
  5. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    They are pretty much better. My pellet still has it a little her face is swollen. Will take pics of her tomorrow its getting dark here.
     
  6. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    They are pretty much better. My pellet still has it a little her face is swollen. Will take pics of her tomorrow its getting dark here.
     
  7. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    She looks pretty bad. She does have yellow around her beak.


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    Should I put her inside?
     
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    i would seperate her from the flock, definatly. check the other birds for signs of disease, too.
     
  9. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    One had it but she is all better. What is it and how do I help her?
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    since this is a Silkie why not take this to the silkie thread and see if any silkie owners can help you also.
     

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