Help, What is wrong with my Chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Annefannie, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Annefannie

    Annefannie New Egg

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    I noticed one of my hens has a swollen face with white and brown all over its head and on the back of her head under her feathers. None of the other chickens have this. She eats fine and doesn't act sick. Does anyone know what this is and how I can treat it?
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I believe that's fowl pox, it will run it's course in about six weeks, getting worse before getting better, it's transmitted by mosquitoes, there's no treatment as it's a virus, only supportive care, and antibiotics only if there are any secondary infections.
     

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