My pullet started to sprout bumps from some peckin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kevm2017, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. kevm2017

    kevm2017 Chirping

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    A few days ago I introduce some pullets to my flock. After some continuous peckin to my new members I just decided to cage them apart for a while. One of my pullet started to develop this mole type bumps it seems they came from were they pecked her. Thats what I am assuming I uploaded some pics so you can see and give your opinion. I dont want to use antibiotics as a treatment. Any suggestion what might it be and how to cure her? One of the lumps looks like it went tru the inside of the beak.
     

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  2. RollTideChicken

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    I'm better at husbandry suggestions but that looks like canker.
    Hopefully somebody better than me will chime in soon.
    Good luck with her!
     
  3. kevm2017

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    Thankyou! Should I oint her some petroleum jelly or baking soda, aloe vera something meanwhile?
     
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    Not sure...I just searched it and IF it is canker there should be something inside the beak as well. And treatment is an additive to their water.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    I am not a vet, but I do not think that is canker. It looks more like it could be fowl pox or possibly peck wounds that have scabbed over. The one lesion around the mouth does look a bit like canker, but with the lesions around the eye and on top of the beak, I would doubt it being canker. Do you have mosquitoes out at this time? Can you see a vet to get a dedinite diagnosis? Do any others have scabs? I suppose there could be canker plus peck wounds. Is there a bad odor around the beak? Do you see anything inside the beak like yellow plaques or patches?
     
  6. kevm2017

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    I am afraid now it might be canker and for her to spread it all around. Me too i think its something due from the peckin. Yes its mosquito season right now. She is eating fine too. She even have black scabbs in her feet like if they pecked her from her feet while roosting. In case it is canker the sooner i treat the better I think. But if she will remain a carrier why have her with all my happy healthy chickens :/
     
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    I would look inside the beak. If you are not seeing any of that growth inside, it may just be pox. You may want to isolate her from the others for a bit of time, with food and water to see how it looks in a day or two. That way it won't spread. If any others have scabs, then pox could be all it is.
     
  8. kevm2017

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    I just went to check all others with a flash light and some have some scabs in there comb. I have like 4 batches and from a diferent batch they have scab in there combs. Ive been moving and introducing from diferent batches. I think i just ruined everything. They pecked each other for a bit. Some do have scabs other dont they are completely clean. Here I go panicking again :/
     
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    Just found this and just describes everything i am doomed....."Fowlpox is the worldwide disease of poultry caused by viruses of the family Poxviridae and the genus Avipoxvirus. ... There are two forms of the disease. The first is spread by biting insects (especially mosquitoes) and wound contamination and causes lesions on the comb, wattles, and beak."
     
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    I don't think you are doomed, if you have fowl pox in your flock. Take a deep breath, and just give them an inspection in the morning. Did you look inside the beak of the one with the scab around her mouth? Look for yellow cheesy patches, which could indicate wet pox. Dry pox is scabs on the outside of the body, and it usually goes away in 2-3 weeks. Do not disturb the scabs, and if possible, separate the ones together that seem to have it.
     

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