Need Help Fast...Polish Rooster with eye problems...What do I do?

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  1. isuperman35

    isuperman35 Out Of The Brooder

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    Woke up to Polish rooster with his head down and not moving around. Realized he has yellow pus coming from eyes and both eyes are all scabbed over. He was fine just a couple days ago and it dont see any signs of injury. He is quarantined but I need help!! Here are some pics.

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  3. isuperman35

    isuperman35 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do i put in emergency post?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    He needs to be kept in a very clean environment. I would also hand feed and water him. Because he can't see he will become dehydrated very fast. Polish need to be checked daily for crest and eye problems as things can soon become a major problem for them. Hope you get this under control soon
     
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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Click on the link in TwoCrows post it will take you to emergency section. Start a new thread on his symptoms.
     
  6. CaseyAtFertrell

    CaseyAtFertrell New Egg

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    Unfortunately it looks like Fowlpox. I'd look that up and see if the symptoms and images match.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your roo, hope he is OK.
     
  8. isuperman35

    isuperman35 Out Of The Brooder

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    we ve cleaned the eyes , isolated him in bathtub, and started antibiotics...he started eating and drinking once inside....should i worry about spreading to rest of flock?
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your rooster. [​IMG] It looks to me like he has Fowl Pox, which is a viral disease of chickens usually spread by biting insects or contact with infected birds. Fortunately, Fowl Pox isn't usually fatal, particularly in just its dry (external) form. One thing you can do to help your rooster is give him antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. Other than that, the Fowl Pox should run its course in 4-6 weeks.

    Fowl Pox is somewhat contagious, and it is likely that the rest of your flock has been exposed.

    Good luck with your rooster!
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Your rooster does seem to have Fowl Pox. Fortunately, Fowl Pox is rarely deadly, unless it progresses to the "wet" form (which creates lesions inside the throat/windpipe).

    Fowl Pox is spread by mosquitoes and other flying insects. Once birds have it once, they are resistant to at least that strain. The scabs should go away in 3-5 weeks.

    You can't really treat Fowl Pox, since it is caused by a virus. But, dabbing iodine on the scabs can help them dry up and go away. Antibiotics are sometimes a good idea, as a secondary bacterial respiratory infection can accompany it.

    Good luck with you rooster!
     

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