possible cysts on comb and waddle?

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  1. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SLW hen, 9-10 months old, we've had her in the house for weeks due to other issues. Now that she's on the mend with her foot and gaining weight we have other problems. Looked at her a few days ago and her eye was a little irritated. We cleaned it with saline and put some antibiotic on it. Today it is so bad that I can't even get it open. On top of that there are what appear to be several light yellow cysts on her comb and waddle (waddle is the correct word yes?) that weren't there this morning when I took her outside to her private run.

    Pictures below, any advice wold be helpful. The cysts can been seen by my wifes nails in the pics.

    RichnSteph

    One on the left side.
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    I can see four in this picture. One above the eye, two by her left thumbnail and one more by her right thumbnail,
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I am wondering if this may be the start of fowl pox ? dawg?
     
  3. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fowl pox???!!!!!
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    ya, im not for sure. my friend had the pox in her flock and it looked like this. maybe someone else will come and say im wrong.[​IMG] you can go to the search bar too and look at pictures. there is a wet and a dry type
     
  5. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. We just did a search and found most of the information we need. We'll be doing a full decon of all the waterers and feeders tomorrow after I get home from work and are looking at a vaccine (still unsure which) for the rest of the birds (we'll look at each and every one of them tomorrow also). *sigh* I swear if it's not one thing it's another with this wyandotte.

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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    trust, i know the feeling.
     
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    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just treated her cysts with 2% miconazole as per recommendations I found here at BYC. We have a vaccine on order that will be here in a couple of days. We'll clean her eye out twice a day and take your advice Eggcessive. Thank you.

    We do think that it was transmitted via mosquito to her since she has so many missing feathers that she's an easy target for them. That and after a few days of rain last week we had those little winged syringes all over the place. She hasn't eaten like she usually does today and is more content to tuck her head under her wing and nap. Hope we don't lose this one also, our flock is getting thin.


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    Miconazole works well in treating favusor fungus diseases on the skin, but it won't do anything for a virus such as fowl pox, unfortunately. Fowl pox lesions don't require much treatment, but many people will apply iodine to them to help dry them up. Be sure and look for any wet areas where mosquitoes can breed, and get rid of them. Also you can put strips of screen up as a curtain into your coop to keep out mosquitoes during pox season. Wet pox is the serious form of fowl pox, and if any start acting sick, look inside their beaks into the throat for any yellow patches that can block the airway. Good luck.
     

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