My poor Hens are dying. I think it is Face Mites, but the treatments aren't working.

Leslieb118

Songster
8 Years
Nov 8, 2011
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Louisville
If I were you, I'd see if you can email them a picture. There's much more going on here than eye bubbles, in my opinion. If you can't email the extension office, I'd email the state lab. I'm sure they'd be happy to help you.
 

NovaAman

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
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I agree. Serious fowl pox. Foul pox is treatable, if you treat it. If you don't and you keep treating for everything but, you are going to keep losing your birds. Look up both wet and dry, I think you have the wet. Good luck, and I hope you don't lose anymore girls. Sorry about the losses you've had already.
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RowanDaleAE

Hatching
7 Years
Sep 26, 2012
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I was given some hens last month, from a friend. Most of my hens came from her, so I didn't think anything of it. The Department of Agriculture thinks that is how it was passed. It can take as long as a month to appear, if it is Mycoplasma. If the antibiotic doesn't work, I am going to take more measures. I am not sure when he will come, but I asked that the Department come out and take samples to see if they can figure it out. I will find out if I can email them the pictures.
 

RowanDaleAE

Hatching
7 Years
Sep 26, 2012
7
0
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Actually, looking it up, I think it is Avian pox. There is no treatment, though, so I am not sure what to do. I suppose I can go ahead and give them the Duramycin-10 and see if it is of help to them. It looks like I am going to lose more birds before this is through. No wonder my treatments weren't working. I didn't think the mosquitoes were that bad, but they must have been. Why not, all the other bugs have been horrible this year. I have a few that don't seem to be showing symptoms. I wonder if I should put them in a separate Coop? I think I will try to do that, anyway. :/
 

Leslieb118

Songster
8 Years
Nov 8, 2011
443
12
129
Louisville
It's definitely a good thing to separate your sick birds. It may be too late as far as exposure goes at this point, but I'd still separate them. I'd also still try to get an email sent off with the pictures you posted here. It's much easier when you have visual aids, in my opinion.

I hope you don't lose any more birds.
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welasharon

Crowing
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
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North Florida
With fowl pox you really just try to keep them from secondary problems. You can't treat fowl pox itself in the dry form. You can put stuff on the places if it makes you feel better but it has to just run its course. The problems come from developing wet pox or, perhaps in this case, having the pox in the face to the point they feel bad and stop eating and drinking. Mine had this later problem. You have to get them back to eating or they will die for sure. I would really want some samples taken as this is odd looking for pox but I have seen pox manifest itself in some odd forms over the last two years. I hand fed mine until they started eating on their own again. I gave each one a couple drops of poly vi sol without iron each day also.
Wet pox I can't speak from first hand experience but you can do a search on here several have had issues with it this year.
 
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