Home remedies for Fowl Pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Swastik Choudhari, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Swastik Choudhari

    Swastik Choudhari Songster

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    So my month old chicks have got fowl pox.. they have huge bumps on their beak and face. They also do eat and drink. I read some threads which suggested that they dont do anything about these pox and they go away by time.
    But i want to try some home remedy?
    Or anything that work in helping them?
    Just to be low cost and have no vet nearby
     
  2. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    If it is fowl pox then messing with the lesions can actually spread the virus. Since it's a virus, medications don't generally help. Some people will dab a bit of betadine/iodine on really bad lesions, but in general it's best to leave them alone and let it run it's course. Dry pox is not as serious as wet pox, so if all lesions are external (nothing in the beak or throat), and they are eating and drinking normally then they will likely recover with time. It's usually gotten from mosquito's, so if you can reduce their exposure to the mosquito's that can reduce your incidence. Once they recover they will have some immunity to the pox, so should not get it again.
     
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  3. Swastik Choudhari

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    Thankz for your reply :)
    The pox grew very big and are now seem to get dry and flacky i thik they will fall off
     
  4. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    That sounds like a normal progression.
     
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  5. Pollo Eric

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    I had posted previously about a chick that had what many felt was fowl pox, it's sibling previously died from same thing but it was bad around eyes and the chick was basically blind, the current patient was caught and gently brushed with iodine, I do not know if it helped but it did not seem to hurt as her bumps and scabs are much better today compared to last week, it may have just been time but if I have same issue in the future I will go the iodine route again
     
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