Need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickygal13, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. chickygal13

    chickygal13 New Egg

    Aug 3, 2014
    One of our chickens has developed a problem with her eye. She keeps it shut most of the time and the affected area is also around the side of her beak. We have only had her a few weeks so she is new to our flock. If anyone can help with identifying what this is that'd be great!

  2. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
    Possibly fowl pox. First link has lots of pictures for comparison.

    From previous post by Wyorp Rock, more info if this is what it is:

    "Fowl Pox is usually transmitted by mosquito/insect bites. Dry Fowl Pox will generally resolve itself in several weeks. You can put iodine on the scabs to help them dry out and heal. Don't pick off the scabs.
    If you have any near the eyes, it could cause a secondary bacterial infection, so if you see any there, you can apply some Vetericyn Eye Gel or Terramycin Eye Ointment in the eyes.

    Clean and sanitize your water stations. You may also want to sanitize your drinking water with either iodine or oxine.
    If possible separate the worst ones and keep the area clean, trying to keep the sloughed off scabs cleaned up to help prevent spreading.

    Since they are roosters and in molt, if you aren't doing so, consider feeding a high protein feed like all flock/flock raiser formulas (18-20%protein) and provide some extra poultry vitamins to their water once or twice a week (Poultry Nutri-Drench, Rooster Booster Poultry Cell Vitamins, etc.). Make sure they are eating/drinking well."

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