Is this Fowl Pox??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by txajackson, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. txajackson

    txajackson Out Of The Brooder

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    Just noticed the bumps today. I have read a little about it. Is this pox?
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  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it to me. I had two get it last year at the end of summer. They were fine and I saw no change in their behavior. I put iodine on the lesions. I then vaccinated the rest of my flock. Probably didn't need to but I kind of panicked.
     
  3. txajackson

    txajackson Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have 7 hens. Is it worth it to vaccinate? Where do you get the vaccine?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Since it's the dry version of fowl pox I wouldn't bother vaccinating. Maybe put some vitamins and electrolytes in their water. You could also use a atop and apply some iodine to he lesions. Once it runs it's course (3-4 weeks or so) they shouldn't get pox again.
     
  5. txajackson

    txajackson Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!![​IMG]
     
  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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  7. Mama duck 8

    Mama duck 8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that is fowl pox
     
  8. bigbadwolf38

    bigbadwolf38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen for sure that has the same thing. Only just noticed because she's having problems with her backside, possibly prolapse. ?? I have to check the rest of my girls tomorrow to see if they have the pox, also. I'm glad it's the dry so it can run it's course. I didn't know chickens could have soooo many problems, but, you know, I wouldn't change a thing. They are such a joy to have around..and the benefits of the eggs are wonderful!! I just hope my sick one makes it..
     
  9. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    If it is prolapse, you should keep an eye on her, as her bottom might get pecked on by her sisters.
    You may have to separate her....
     
  10. bigbadwolf38

    bigbadwolf38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separated her as soon as I noticed the blood, since they are attracted to the red..I just hope she makes it.
     

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