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Is this Avian Pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MarcoPollo, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. MarcoPollo

    MarcoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure this is "the pox", but 4 of my 6 Orpingtons have spots/sores on their faces. The first picture is of the one who has it the most. And the second picture shows that one has a sore starting to form on the nostril. They are normal otherwise. The one that has the spot on the eye - should I leave that area alone and not apply iodine? I'm gonna start them on yogurt and ACV. And I'll apply the iodine, plus check their mouths/throats daily. Any other advice? How long does this take to resolve? I noticed quite a few people on here have dealt with this before and it just had to run its course. So that cheered me up to know that this may not be as big of a deal as I was thinking. I was in tears when I first saw them this morning with the sores [​IMG] .
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Yes looks like dry pox. The only thing u can do is let it run its course.
     
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  3. MarcoPollo

    MarcoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks; I'll let nature do its thing. I bought some iodine, but I think I'll just leave my hens be. Trying to hold them still to apply the iodine stresses them out and I'm afraid it will get in their eyes.
     

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