Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by A1momof3, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. A1momof3

    A1momof3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2014
    Quitman, Texas
    I have been out of town and came home to find my newest babies have something on their beaks and one has it on its eye!! What is it and what do I do? Only the little black ones have this. [​IMG]
  2. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2015
    That looks like a bad case of fowl pox to me. I think they are caused by mosquito bites. I looked it up and there really isn't anything you can do about it. But I've heard that some people rub a small amount of tooth paste on the spots to dry them out, it sounds kind of strange but I think it actually makes them go away quicker. I will look more for other treatments.

    Separate the ones who have it from the ones who don't to make sure they don't get it too.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Check inside their mouths. More growths in there? I suspect you are looking at canker. Treatment for canker is metronidazole 250mg; one tablet a day for 5 days. It can be purchased online as "Fishzole." Be aware that if this is canker then all your birds are likely carriers as long as they share water. You will need to start treating the flock with copper sulfate a couple days a month to ward it off.

    I think you are going to have to amend the dosage because they are so small.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015

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