Is this something serious?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsKemmerlin, May 31, 2011.

  1. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I've recently noticed little black specks on both my BO roo and my BR hen's combs and was wondering what it could be? And if it could be associated with when my roo sneezes he runs a little from his nose - just like a little mist when he sneezes. Should I be concerned with either problem? Should I put them all on some antibiotics just to be on the safe side? Suggestions, please and thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be dry form fowl pox. There is no treatment, but you need to vaccinate the flock to keep it from spreading and quarantine the birds showing signs. If you have a lot of mosquitoes in your area, you might consider vaccinating any birds you add to your flock. It can spread from bird to bird or by mosquitoes.
     
  3. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do have a lot of mosquitos in our area, I will certianly look into this! Thank you.
    Would the misty sneezing also come from this?
     
  4. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I believe so. It is a respiratory illness, so respiratory symptoms are expected.
     

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