Help- Wart like bumps around my hens beek?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicklalette, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Chicklalette

    Chicklalette Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2009
    I noticed in the last couple of days, wart like bumps - red and raised and they have bleed a little- around the corners of my Buff Orpington's mouth and beak. Can any one help me out as to what this could be? The bumps are on the bottom part around the corners of her beek
    She seems to be a bit on the lethargic side - but Florence - that is her name - has always been on the bit layed back side.

    Thank you for your help.

  2. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    Might be Poxs.
  3. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    A picture would be really helpful! Is that possible? :)
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    It is one way the fowl pox can manifest it is a possiblity.
  5. PrincessKristin

    PrincessKristin Out Of The Brooder

    My flock is fighting fowlpox now here is a pic of Brtha she has it the worst.With this strain ( there are two different wet& dry this is dry) it just has to run its course not sure if this is any help but mabey the pic will ..good luck I pray yours feels better soon![​IMG]
  6. adgcountrygirl

    adgcountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my second year to keep chickens, but my first experience with fowl pox. Any ideas on how to make them more comfortable is appreciated!!!
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    Since it is a virus, there is nothing you can do to treat it. You could up their protein for a couple of weeks, I don't know if it will help with anything, but it won't hurt either. Keep checking inside beaks and throat to make sure not wet pox, it can swell throat and stop breathing and eating.
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  8. PrincessKristin

    PrincessKristin Out Of The Brooder

    I have not checked in their beaks yet will do first thing tomorrow. Will it look the same as the black spots?
  9. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    They will look like a wart with redish/black tops i think inside the mouth. Mine just had dry pox, just sores on wattles and comb and a couple on edge of beak where comb is.
  10. PrincessKristin

    PrincessKristin Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you I will check tomorrow morning and update with ya'll what I see. Hopefully nothing :)

    Update: I did not find anything inside Bertha's mouth but her tongue :)

    Hope yours are feeling better!
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012

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