I think my roo has fowl pox

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iron chicken, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. iron chicken

    iron chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a roo that has black spots all over his comb.what should i do?
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Nothing. It'll go away on its own in time.
     
  3. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is like chicken pox in kids, viral, you can not treat them for it, it will slowly spread through you flock ( think of the way kids have chicken pox and spead it to other kids ) You do need to watch out for secondary infections and treat for those, as long as it stays dry all should be okay, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to resolve, could be longer if you have a large flock.
    We had it here this summer, took two months to make it through and get resolved in our flock of 90 birds, lost 2 out of the 90 to secondary infections.
    Good luck with your birds, they should be immune to it again.
     
  4. iron chicken

    iron chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you guys for the help!
     

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