Help! My 20 week old pullets have something wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickmomma4, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. newchickmomma4

    newchickmomma4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what this is? And what do I do to treat it? 3 of my 4 pullets have it. My 3 adult hens and the newly laying pullet don't.
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  2. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is either a mild case of fowl pox or peck marks from the older birds. Either way, unless it gets worse, I wouldn't worry about it. Fowl pox will clear itself up in a few weeks. If it's peck marks from the older birds, hopefully they will settle themselves in a few weeks too.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Agree with above.
     
  4. newchickmomma4

    newchickmomma4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! The older birds leave these three alone for the most part. The smallest pullet (same age just smaller in stature and ironically the only one laying so far) is the only one that is still getting pecked by the "big girls".

    Thank you!!!! Will avian pox affect eggs if the other girls get it?
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    No, it has no effect on eggs.
     

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