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Lots of sores on comb and wattles (photo)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SunsetChicks, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. SunsetChicks

    SunsetChicks In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2008
    History...one of my 3 birds (not pictured) was pasted up and leghargic and getting pecked at. I separated her from the flock for 3-4 days and she's now recovered and reintroduced to the flock. Now all birds have these kinds of sores. At first, I thought they were wounds from the pecking, but now I doubt it, both because of the location of the sores and because they seem to have stopped pecking at each other. Any ideas what we're looking at here?


  2. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Songster

    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    search for fowl pox on here, looks the same
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That looks like the dry form of Fowl Pox. I'm not very familiar with it. I don't think you can do much about it except dab the scabs with iodine, till the scabs fall off. I do not believe it is very dangerous to your chickens; and they will get over it, but am not completely sure.

  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  5. SunsetChicks

    SunsetChicks In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2008
    Thank you all, that seems like very good news.

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