Not Chicken Pox I think?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by almacp, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. almacp

    almacp Hatching

    Oct 5, 2009
    Hi, First time on here .
    I wonder if anyone can help me with a recurring problem we have with our young chicks. They are all fine and healthy until they get to about 3 or 4 weeks old and after that they seem to (+/- 60%of them) develop almost wart like growths starting at their eyes and then covering their heads before eventually they are so covered in these growths that they can't see, can't eat, and eventually die. About 20% of those affected recover with no ill effects.
    From the pictures I have seen I don't think it is Chicken or foul pox. Any other suggestions
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Do you have photos? Could be a really bad, bad case of lice?

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