HELP, can you identify these spots, fungus?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littledon, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. littledon

    littledon Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode island red was staying away from the rest of the flock this morning so I went to look at him and there are these black blotches all over his (cones ?) Does anyone reconizes this and know what I should do
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  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like mud. Im no help thogh lol
     
  3. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol
     
  4. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they bugs?
     
  5. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should try to wash it and see if it comes off. If so, its mud.
     
  6. littledon

    littledon Out Of The Brooder

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    I sent a picture to my daughter who is taking large animal vet at miss. state university. She showed it to her instructor who said it was fowl pox but I do wonder if it might be motor oil if it walked under my truck and rubbed the oil pan. It is jet black and shiny. I should try wiping it off. The thing that made me worry was that it stayed away from the rest of the flock, i thought it was sick but maybe the other red i have that I thought was a hen is a rooster and is becoming the dominant one. Can see pictures on the what sex is it forum.
     
  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Where do you live? Fowl pox is transmitted by mosquito bites so, unless you live in a climate that is still having mosquito activity in the middle of winter, I'm guessing that it's fungal if anything. I'd apply some NuStock to it and see if it changes it. If you don't have any NuStock available to you, maybe an antifungal lotion/creme like one would use for foot fungus...Lotrisone or some such thing.
     
  8. littledon

    littledon Out Of The Brooder

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    I live In Mississippi and we still have mosquito's on the milder afternoons. They are our state bird lol. I tired wiping the spots this morning to make sure it wasn't oil, it didn't wipe off. I was told the bird would be ok. Can they die from the pox, should I treat it with anything to prevent fever? Do I need to seperate him from the rest .they have been together like this for at least two days already.
     
  9. littledon

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    There are eight birds living in the coop in the avatar. One Americana rooster and two Americana hens. two Rhode Island roosters counting the sick one (one was supposed to be a hen),and three mixed hens.
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    He won't die from it, the other birds have already been exposed when he was most contagious and you may see some with the same pox. Just provide good feeds as per normal, you could place a soothing ointment on the lesions but it's not necessary. Where you live it was inevitable that you get fowl pox some day, I suppose.

    Just build up the immune systems with the use of Apple Cider Vinegar in their water and get some with the mother in it, if not, just use regular ol' vinegar. It will help. It will even help soothe the lesions if applied directly to them.

    Keep us posted!
     

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