Is this fowl pox? How do I treat this? (pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sophie Mae, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Sophie Mae

    Sophie Mae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is breathing through his mouth and it looks as if his nasal passages are swollen. As far as I can tell this happened very quickly, I check on everyone each day but it has been dark earlier.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Offhand, it looks like frostbite to me. Fowl pox is carried by mosquitoes; do you really have mosquitoes around at this time of year?

    Your location would help.

    Usually frostbite is caused not by cold temps but by not enough ventilation in the coop.
     
  3. Sophie Mae

    Sophie Mae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Ohio, no mosquitoes here right now. would that make him breath through his mouth?
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Oops, I missed checking back til just now. Not that it matters as I don't know the answer anyway. Never get frostbite here (though it has gotten cold enough lately.)

    I suppose it could, from discomfort. Usually mouth breathing means a respiratory problem or gapeworm, as far as I know.

    Another thought is pecking -- roos certainly get black spots on combs from this, sometimes.
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any chance for better photos? I can't really see what's going on except for the blob.
     
  6. Sophie Mae

    Sophie Mae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I will go outside and get him, hopefully I can get some better shots
     
  7. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It almost looks like it could be a bad bruise, like something bit or hit him there. Any discoloration in the mouth? I think the stuff covers the head and mouth. Definitely cause for concern though.
     
  8. Sophie Mae

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    wow, that went well. I will have to take to pictures at night,
    he has been running around some outside during the day, maybe I should not let them out at all?
     
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  9. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like frostbite to me. Is your coop heated at night?
     
  10. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost looks like he has been in a fight with another rooster.. When 2 roos fight they jump up and kick each other in chest and that can lead to sore ribs and lungs.. They will breathe hard and act sore for awhile.


    edited to say that his wattles look like they have been frost bit.. They drag them in water when getting a drink and then the wattles freeze.. Try putting vaseline or antibiotic ointment on them to help in healing.
     
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