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Is this a comb fungus?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by warriorchick, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. warriorchick

    warriorchick Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of my chickens have been developing some scabby spots with small lesions on their combs and some on one of their wattles. Does this look like a fungus or favus? They are completely healthy otherwise, except they have the occasional sneeze I've noticed.... Any help or advise on what this is and how to cure it (preferably low cost and home-remedies) would be greatly appreciated!!! Also, should I isolate them from the rest of the girls?

    Thank you!!!

    (sorry the pics are so huge- I couldn't figure out how to make them appear smaller)

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  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Favus is white, although i don't know what your hens have. how old are they?
     
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I found this info online:

    Fowl Pox
    Another viral infection of birds is fowl pox. This disease
    is spread by biting insects and sometimes by fighting. The
    virus enters the body through a scratch or scrape, and
    raised scabs form on the scratch and surrounding areas
    particularly noticeable on the combs and wattles. Scabs
    can also form in the mouth and throat. Most cases improve
    without treatment, although some birds become ill from
    secondary infection. Birds that recover are immune for
    life.
    Prevention is again the best idea, and vaccination is
    available, although this may need to be done every few
    years to give complete protection.

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/blackspots.html
     
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  4. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be just pecking and it is healing? My banty roo decided to take on our new roo and needless to say held his own but came out with a lot of comb owies and it kinda looks like yours does.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thats fowl pox. The dry kind. If they all have it, just let it be, and it will go away on its own. But if it is only a couple that have it, then quarantine them.
     
  6. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it mean when it is raised and white around it, that is fowl pox. I quess my ? is how to tell the difference between pecking and pox?
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Trust me, thats fowl pox. I guess it is caused by mosquitos. There is a vaccine for it. Pecking would look different, not white around it and raised.
     
  8. smores.eragon.willymom

    smores.eragon.willymom Out Of The Brooder

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    This is why I LOVE this forum! I just went out to the chicken coop and found the exact same spots on our RIR. I started to panic, but am relaxing now that I've found this post. Mosquitoes are soooo bad here right now in FL. All of the tropical storms, rain bands from hurricanes - it's been a rainy, yucky summer. Mosquito heaven! I hope your hens get better soon, warriorchick. Thank you so much for your post!!

    **btw, I absolutely adore your avatar warriorchick!!
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Raised like warts, that's fowl pox. Put mild iodine on the lesions and they'll dry up. It's not a carrier disease, either, so not much to really worry about.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    smores.eragon.willymom :

    This is why I LOVE this forum! I just went out to the chicken coop and found the exact same spots on our RIR. I started to panic, but am relaxing now that I've found this post. Mosquitoes are soooo bad here right now in FL. All of the tropical storms, rain bands from hurricanes - it's been a rainy, yucky summer. Mosquito heaven! I hope your hens get better soon, warriorchick. Thank you so much for your post!!

    **btw, I absolutely adore your avatar warriorchick!!

    There is a vaccination that is reccommended for people in humid climates with lots of mosquitos. I would reccommed you do that.


    I had one of my roosters get it this year. So I quarantined him, and only he got it, and it is clearing up now. Its almost gone.​
     

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