Is this fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chamin, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. chamin

    chamin New Egg

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    We have a flock of six, all different breeds. Right now it looks like just the Welsummer and possibly the Blue Ameraucana are affected. What should I do to assist? Right now I've added a ACV to the water and given some plain yogurt. I was headed to the store to pick up some iodine.
     
  2. chamin

    chamin New Egg

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    Forgot the photo! [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    It does look like Fowl Pox.

    Keep watch on the sore that is near her eye, if it progresses it could cause a secondary infection in the eye. If it does become a problem you can apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin ointment in the eye to help. Also look for any sores developing in the mouth/inside beak, this would be an indication of Wet Form of Fowl Pox.

    Don't pick off scabs, just apply your Iodine to help dry them up, keep water stations cleaned and sanitized. Dry Form of Fowl Pox will generally resolve itself in a few weeks.

    Let us know how they are doing.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     

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