Is this Avian Pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by liz9910, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just went outside and my poor Welsummer's comb and wattles look terrible! My Marans has a black spot on her comb and I noticed some weird blister like bumps on my other chickens too! Horrible.

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  2. lcatty

    lcatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like what my chickens have. Yucky big black or gray lesions- some started out white. My birds otherwise act just fine. But they are laying VERY poorly.

    People have said my chickens' disease was fowl pox. I read it lowers egg production, but it will run its course, usually w/o any fatality. Once it is done your chickens should be immune.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for your reply.
     
  4. lcatty

    lcatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure! And if you find out any information related to fowl pox please let me know. One of my hens that has it just had babies and I'm really worried about them getting it and how it effects newly hatched chicks.

    Take care!
     
  5. Tropical Chick

    Tropical Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens just came down with this too. They are still laying, do you think it is safe to eat their eggs while they are having this pox?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs are fine to eat.
     
  7. Tropical Chick

    Tropical Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I checked out other posts after I had read this post regarding eating the eggs and they said the same thing. My hens are about in the first week of this pox and they are all still laying the same amount and eating regularly and acting normal. I don't know if they just have a mild form of it or they will start feeling poorly in a week or so because from what I am reading it is a 4-6 week duration of the ugly spots.
     
  8. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Mine laid through the whole course of the pox, all 4 weeks. Just depends on the individual bird.
     
  9. Tropical Chick

    Tropical Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    My three hens lay three eggs a day 7 days a week. We are in the third week of the pox and I have only had two mornings where there were only two eggs in the nesting boxes, so they must not be feeling too poorly even though they look kind of funny!
     

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