I am so fed up with the problems I have been having with my flock. I have had one thing after another go wrong. Everything was fine for 1 year, now they just seem to keep getting problems. 1st they got scaly leg, which took months to clear up and lots of time rubbing in vasoline and bathing legs in insecticidal shampoo. 2nd They had fighting and pecking order chaos, which led me to have to re home several of my best roosters and hens 3rd My broody hens kept leaving eggs to chill near the end of the incubation time, and I lost so many chicks. 4th I was conned into buying several sick silkie bantams, which cost a lot of money and time to sort out. 5th My dog suddenly decided to kill 2 of my chickens and now I cant let them free range any more. AND NOW........ My flock has got FOWL POX! It just seems one thing after another. I raised my first batch of quality Japanese Bantam chicks and they are 5 weeks old, and I am worried they will catch the fowl pox and have stunted growth. One of the silkie bantams looks really ill with it and she is lethargic and not eating or drinking, with swollen eyelids. She separated herself away from the flock and I think she might die as she is very skinny from her previous illness. Its heartbreaking for me. They are all my pets. Can I help the ones with the dry crusty combs by rubbing vasoline on them? I really am at the point of giving away all my chickens now. Its such a shame as I really love them, but its just so depressing and worrying for me now. The chickens look awful.