how to treat fungus

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spoiledchicks, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. spoiledchicks

    spoiledchicks New Egg

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    I had a girl who could no longer keep her 2 roosters and hen ask me if I could take them, I did not knowing they had what I was told a fungus causing black spots on the cone and wattle. It has spread quickly throughout the flock. Any suggestions on how to treat this?
     
  2. ernie85017

    ernie85017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An anti fungal cream could work. Check the store, under foot care. Keep out of eyes. Use carefully. Google poultry fungal infections skin.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Can you post a picture of the combs? It sounds more like the virus of fowl pox which will go away in 4-5 weeks, unless it is complicated by wet pox. It is spread by mosquitoes. Pecking wounds can also cause black spot. A fungus, such as favus, would be a bad thing to bring in to your flock. Favus fungus is white and powdery. Here is some info on fowl pox with pictures:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
    http://www.hyline.com/aspx/redbook/redbook.aspx?s=5&p=35
    http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/Avian/Fowlpox.pdf
     

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