Is this fowl pox or just pecking? Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lavisy, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Lavisy

    Lavisy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,
    I am still relativly new to chicken keeping, had chooks less than a year, and am learning new things all the time. I have been very lucky with diseases so far but this has stumped me. I have searched the internet and photos to try and work it out but nothing looks quite like what my chooks have.

    This is Fae and Nessie, these black markings have appeared very quickly, I swear they wernt there a few days ago, esp Nessie. I only have 9 chooks and 7 have these black markings of different severities. These 2 are the worst.

    This is fae
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    Nessie
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    My flock leader has just gone broody for the first time, and did have a serious case of PMT which is why im unsure if they are just pecking marks or something more serious. She is in a broody pen during the day now to give the girls a break and then goes in at night to roost with the others.
    What do you guys think?
    What shall I do with these markings whichever the cause is?

    Thanks so much guys, really want to make them healthy again asap. I am too attached to them! [​IMG]
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fowl Pox.......Pop
     
  3. Lavisy

    Lavisy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh really? Ok il start looking up what I should do now to help. Any tips?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:you can do the vaccine, or you can just let it run it`s course. Sorta like chicken pox in people. It will pass..........Pop
     
  5. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesn't look like fowl pox, it looks like someone is pecking.
     
  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking..
     
  7. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    The black marks look like dried blood, aka "a scab (I hate the word)".
     
  8. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fowl pox lesions are raised black dots with dried pus around them, really gross I know. And they would be all over comb and wattles.
     
  9. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, that looks like peck marks and dried blood.
    not fowl pox
     
  10. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is fowl pox
     

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