Please seasoned chicken raisers, is this fowl pox?

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

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Songster

    Jul 20, 2011
    Summerville ,SC
    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 Songster

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    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 Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida
    x2 Doesn't look like pox to me.. That's a good thing [​IMG]
  4. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    I agree... Looks like she got into a scuffle with another chicken or fencing...

    Goddess [​IMG]

  5. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Songster

    Jul 20, 2011
    Summerville ,SC
    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

    Apr 15, 2009
    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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