I have something spreading through my flock.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DEVILDOG, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. DEVILDOG

    DEVILDOG In the Brooder

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    My chickens are getting an infected and they are getting bumps around there eyes. I have not introduced any outside birds to my yard but had an overcrowded brooder for a little while. I think that may have been where it started. Now it is jumping to new pens. I need to stop it please help. I have been treating the eyes with and antibiotic ointment with a bit of success but I think the eye is just a side effect. It is the bumps that are concerning me. They look like moles that are pretty much the same color as were it is growing out of. These are mainly young birds with pea combs with little or no wattles. I have never had anything like this but I need to get rid of it. Thanks for all your time Brad.
     
  2. rachiegirl

    rachiegirl Songster

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    If you can post some, pictures would be helpful. Then add that pics are included in the title. It may help with getting the knowledgeable responses you need. Good luck, I hope your birds get better!
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

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    well sounds like fowl pox
    and the birds need some Vetrx

    Also try and put iodine on the sores as it will dry it up


    also you could put Vetrex on the head of all the chickens sick and under the wings and 1/2 tsp down the throat
    and 1 tsp per gallon of water
    this is a herbal medication that does help with the repiratory disease

    you can get it from Smith poultry supply

    FOR you TO get this Vetrx


    HERE IS THEIR INFROMATION
    Smith Poultry & Game Bird Supply Home A family-owned business that offers poultry and game bird books, supplies, vitamins and medication. Located in Kansas, US.
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    Smith Poultry & Game Bird Supply

    14000 W. 215th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013-9519

    Ph. 913-879-2587 - 7:30 A. M. - 3 P. M CST Monday-Friday

    24-hour Fax. 913-533-2497

    WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEW MEDS DO THIS


    do this
    now the
    natural probiotic recipe is is:
    3 tbsp of dry crumbles
    4 tbsp of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some
    1 tbsp of yoguart of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer)
    mix good
    AFTER PUTTING VIT'S IN
    PUT 1 TBSP OF APPLE SAUCE FOR THE WET MASH PROBIOTIC

    NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICKen FED
    and add 1- 1000 mg of Vit E by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chicken fed this wet mash
    putting it in the wet mash

    FOR each chicken your treating
    so for each chickEN use 2 tBsp of mixture and 1-1000 mg of Vit E

    and feed each chicken
    2 tBsp full of the wet mash probiotic and what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes
    then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles

    do this twice a day for a week
    then quit the Vit E make just the wet mash probiotic
    then once a week for life

    All the while after mdicating the birds use
    do not use ACV with medication

    2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon of the chicken water so their gut flora wil be regulated
    they should have this at least 3-5 days a week
    then three days aweek after they are over coccidiosis
    the vit's are neccessary to clean up the damaged gut problem
    take all the electrolytes out of the water


    email me any questions
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sounds like fowl pox
     
  5. DEVILDOG

    DEVILDOG In the Brooder

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    Thanks all. So Fowl Pox will it go away on its own or is it in the bumps, and if they dry up its gone? Is it transmitted by contact or air? I have disinfected some stuff but I guess I will do more. Will the vac. help keep the others from getting it? Where did it come from? I have no idea how to deal with it. Thanks Brad
     
  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    Hi Brad,

    Fowl pox, wet and dry are spread by mosquitos. You aren't doing anything wrong so please don't beat your self up. Dry pox is when the lesions are on the wattles, comb skin etc. Wet pox is when it is in their nose or throat. Wet pox is the worse of the 2. While they are fighting this up their nutrition. Include chopped greens maybe some scrambled egg for extra protein and maybe some fruits. Not too many treats though. You're taking very good care of them and I'm sending good thoughts your way.
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    I am having the same problem with a few of my young turkeys, Like they said, treat the sores with Iodine, I did and they don't seem to be getting any worse. I have also ordered a fowl pox vaccine for the rest of the birds. From what I have researched, if given the vaccine after six wks, it can give lifelong protection and recovered birds do not remain carriers. It is mostly transmitted by mosquitoes, but can also be by contact. And it is said to reduce production in laying flocks.

    I suggest getting the vaccine from Strombergs Gamebirds and Chicks, it is $12.00 including shipping

    best regards
     
  8. DEVILDOG

    DEVILDOG In the Brooder

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    Thanks Rareroo I looked on that sit and the vac was 14.00 for a 1000. On the Smith sit they where 7.00 for 1000. But thanks for the info And thanks everyone else for the kind words and info. Brad
     

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