Is this avian pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by queenpenny, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. queenpenny

    queenpenny Just Hatched

    Oct 21, 2016
    Houston, TX

    Does anyone know what's wrong with my poor truffles?
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Yep. Looks like pox. Fingers crossed it's just the dry pox and not wet pox. With supportive care, most adult birds survive dry pox. Isolate her, and disinfect everything thoroughly.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Dry fowl pox looks like that, and since there are scabs around the eye, you may want to clean her eyes and apply some Terramycin ointment to her eyes twice a day to prevent an infection that could blind her. Look inside the mouth and throat for yellow patches if any one seems to not be eating and drinking, or especially sick. Don't disturb any of the scabs which can spread the pox virus. It usually lasts 2-3 weeks, and most recover.

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