Help!! Two rossters covered with brown scabs!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by javaman661, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. javaman661

    javaman661 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2008
    I have two young roosters with brown/gray scabs covering their combs, wattles, and faces. One is worse than the other, and one of his eyes is scabbed over. They appear otherwise healthy, eating, crowing, parading about as usual. This caused me to ignore what started out as tiny splotches on their face. I just discovered the one's poor eye this morning, and I'm feeling the worst chicken parent ever. Can anyone tell me what this might be? Any help would be apreciated. I also have 20 chickens living across the yard, but they are all fine.
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Do a search for avian pox. all of mine had this fall. A couple had it badly, the rest were barely affected.
  3. javaman661

    javaman661 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2008
    Thank you so much! This is definitely it. It's a relief to know what i'm up against, even if there isn't a whole lot I can do about it.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Sounds like fowl pox, the dry form.
  5. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Dry poxs are relativley harmless, they can be annoying but from what I heard their easy treated. Wet pox on the other hand are vary serious and are not easly treated. It sounds like your roos have the "Chicken Pox" [​IMG] sorry just HAD to do that [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

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