Is this fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tnspursfan09, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. tnspursfan09

    tnspursfan09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Prince Eric, my sweet buffie rooster. He is second in command to Diego, a white leghorn. We did have another BO rooster, Max, but he went off to freezer camp two months ago after her tried to kill Eric. These spots on his comb worry me. He seems perfectly healthy and happy (well...as happy as a non-alpha could be) except for these spots. Is it Avian pox or from Diego pulling him off when he tries to mount the hens?

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  2. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like either just peck marks or frost bite, both are usually minor
     
  3. tnspursfan09

    tnspursfan09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He and Diego don't fight, but Diego will pull him off a hen by his comb. The problem is that there are only five hens and Diego does not want to share. I'm trying to give them more girls but with a Brinsea mini that could take a while. I have new chicks that hatched a week ago so I'm hoping for hens.

    Btw...thanx for answering so quickly.
     
  4. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks pretty minor though, I wouldnt worry at all, but getting more ladies will definitely help!
     
  5. SilkiesnFrizzle

    SilkiesnFrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like fowl pox to me. The mosquito's have still been bad here in FL.
     
  6. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you take a closer picture?
     
  7. tnspursfan09

    tnspursfan09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can zoom in more. I'll try to get another pic tomorrow.
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  8. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still am not convinced that it is fowl pox . . . still looks like an injury
     
  9. tnspursfan09

    tnspursfan09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I should try and see if I can clean it up some. I haven't picked him up in a while, but I could probably do it without much of a fuss.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If it is pox it is a very mild case.

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