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Please tell me this is just a sore and not something much worse??!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JodiLynn, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chirping

    Jul 13, 2012
    My latest chicken experience has turned out to be a nightmare! I got 2 chocolate orps & 2 olandsk dwarfs for Christmas. These 4 birds came from a NPIP/AI clean breeder with a good reputation. less than 24 hours after I got them 1 of the chocolate's died of cocci (I am pretty sure as I saw blood and he was fluffed up, I couldn't get the corid in him in time) These birds have not touched my property but are being held in a building up the road to ensure the safety of our flock.
    Side Notes: they had mice/lice and have been dusted for that all well.

    I have another post asking about issues with another one of these guys but this little guy came to use with a pink swollen comb and I cleaned it Monday and put Neosporin (not pain relief kind) on it. This is what it looks like today. Is this a scab? It is hard to tell but does not seem crusty like a scab. Almost like the skin but I could be wrong. I cleaned again and re-applied Neosporin. Is there anything else I can do? When I cleaned it the first time it did appear that there was a small cut on his comb on the area that is swollen.

    I have never seen fowl pox but with all the other issues these guys have I just had to post to make sure this was NOT fowl pox.



  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Crowing

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR
    I have not had experience with fowl pox but you might get better responses if you post this in the Diseases etc. forum. Best of luck, hope it is just a scratch.

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