IS THIS FOWL POX?☹️

LadiesAndJane

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Just noticed this bump on my 20-week-old BLRW pullet’s face. There is only the one lesion. Looked it up in the threads and I think it might be fowl pox. 🙁
We isolated her from the rest of the flock and checked over the other 11 birds and nobody else seems to have any signs of it. I read up on it and I understand it’s a virus transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical areas, so there you have it living in Hawaii. I understand there are two kinds, the dry kind which is not as dangerous as the wet kind, which can get inside their trachea and respiratory system and actually kill them. I quickly isolated her from the others. I understand it’s worth vaccinating them if it’s less than 20% of birds affected so I will definitely do this. I also understand that there are different strains and the vaccine only covers certain strains. Question is do I need to keep her separated from the others, if it is transmitted by mosquitoes? There is bird to bird spread as well as far as I understand if the lesions crust over and fall off exposing the wet surface of the lesions. Any advice from anybody who has dealt with this? Does she have to be kept separated? She is quite unhappy right now in the chicken tractor by herself, though she can see the others. Any help is truly appreciated.🙏
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Thanks! I have not seen either so I’m not sure what I’m dealing with. None of the other birds have any symptoms I know it’s wise to keep her separated until we got this thing figured out. Any advice on treatment if it is Coryza?
 

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Hard to see in the photo, but it looks most like a pimple.
Also does not have any funky smell.
 
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Feed store has oral amoxicillin, penicillin and cephalexin available. Any of these work for coryza if this is what it is?
 

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