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Please seasoned chicken raisers, is this fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peafowlmom, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the best picture we could get tonight. I live on a creek/branch. We have mosquitos almost year round. Can someone confirm this is fowl pox or share what it is if not pox? Thanks as ALWAYS for the help ya'll give me!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so.. could be pecking.. do you have frost? Search "Fowl Pox pictures" here on BYC and get a better look.. this does not look like pox to me. Might be a peck wound.. see if it rubs off in your fingers, if you rub it..

    Doesn't really look like mites either.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 Doesn't look like pox to me.. That's a good thing [​IMG]
     
  4. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree... Looks like she got into a scuffle with another chicken or fencing...

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  5. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possible frost! they were surprised with cold weather overnight. This was a few nights back. It dropped below freezing like 3 nights. They have the option of roosting in the covered part of the pen or going in a hen house to roost. Do you think that might be it? Should I make them roost inside?

    It does not come off when you rub it.
    Thanks to everyone who has helped. I love you all!
    Happy Holidays
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It is pecking damage, not frostbite or pox. Pox has raised nodules under the lesions and frostbite is more widespread and dull black.

    Good luck.
     

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