Newbie--Question on Fowl Pox

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hooverchild, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. hooverchild

    hooverchild New Egg

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    Hello, I am a newbie in the Chicken world. I purchased 13 full grown birds(12 hens, one rooster) from a gal
    in town who has 400 and was selling off half of her group9she is moving). I didn't know about the avian pox until
    after I purchased them and I noticed the black bumps on their crowns and on some of the legs. The hens are laying pretty well
    and I haven't seen a decrease in egg production, but I have only had them for 7 days. My question is this....
    If a bird has the pox, can they get infected again or is it like humans where we are immune after our pox
    run their course?.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to byc. I don't know for sure I'll go search it but I think they can only get it one time.
     
  3. dawg53

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    Let it run its course. They will be immune to that particular type of pox. The eggs are safe to eat, it isnt transmittable to humans.
     
  4. hooverchild

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    Thank you both, so much. I was hoping that if I let it run it's course that they would
    be okay. Would it be wise of me to still give them a Fowl Pox shot incase there is
    another strain going round or is that a waste of money?
     
  5. dawg53

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    I wouldnt worry about it, save your money.
     

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