Help..what is it.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaulCM, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. PaulCM

    PaulCM In the Brooder

    May 27, 2014
    Had a 2 month old chick with lots of raised lumpy scabby things in its head
    and eventually died. Now another has started anyone any ideas what it is and what to do.Thank you[​IMG]

  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Songster

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    I'm not sure but i would remove it straight away so as not to contaminate the flock!
  3. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    It really could be anything, I'd suggest removing any affected chickens and isolating them, Then moving the other chickens to a separate location and thoroughly cleaning the coop. I also recommend contacting a vet ASAP.
    Hope all goes well.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Songster

    Mar 31, 2014
    The pic you posted looks to me like it could be fowl pox. It is highly contagious. I would definitely isolate any that show signs of this disease. My chickens had a round of it last year. I ended up with 2 hens losing an eye. It's usuallly not deadly, but sometimes gets in the mouth/throat. Then it's considered wet pox and can kill them.

    Please keep us posted. Hope they are better soon.

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