Pox and bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Deepfriedbeauty, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Deepfriedbeauty

    Deepfriedbeauty Out Of The Brooder

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    My flock has gotten fowl pox. It started about two weeks ago. The first to show signs was Nannette. Nannette's head was all covered in blood this morning. I carried her in and cleaned her up the best one can clean up a chicken that is living. I put Vetricin on all her spots. I think the pox got irritated. The base of her comb is really bad. It looks like a gash. I isolated her so the others will not peck at her bloody spots. Is there more that can be done? Is there something that can prevent the bleeding from happening to the others?
     
  2. dawg53

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    It sounds like they are pecking and picking at the fowl pox lesions causing the bleeding. Blood stop powder will stop bleeding. You can put black shoe polish on the lesions on your other chickens, it'll also help dry the lesions up as well, avoid the eyes
     
  3. Deepfriedbeauty

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    My local feed store, Bent Creek, recommended this medicine. It worked like magic! The bleeding stopped immediately and the sores healed up in less than a week![​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

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    Bent Creek feed store on 103rd St is where I bought the blood stop powder long ago. Glad the Schriener's worked for you. FYI: The sores eventually disappear on their own and the scabs dry up and fall to the ground. The scabs are very infective to birds that pick up the scabs off the ground that havnt been infected yet. If eaten, they may cause wet pox. Birds can have both dry and wet pox at the same time. Of course wet pox is more serious and may cause death due to starvation.
     
  5. PulletNewbie

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    Good morning Dawg,
    We will be in Jacksonville week after next and I'd like to visit this Bent Creek store. My six Red Stars are now 8 months old and doing fantastic. However, as a true newbie, I'm not sure I would recognize a bacterial, viral or fungus-related disease if/when it shows up.

    What are your recommendations for a basic flock medical kit?

    (Our area feed stores and vets have very little in the way of supplies for poultry. That's why I'm looking forward to visiting this store which you and DeepFriedBeauty recommend and doing some real stocking up!)

    Thanks for the continuing support for all of us flock fanatics!
     
  6. dawg53

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    You'd be better off going to Standard Feed and Seed, they have more products for poultry than other feed stores in the area. They are very helpful with customers as well. Here's a link:
    http://standardfeedandseed.com/
     
  7. Deepfriedbeauty

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    If only Standard Feed and Bent Creek were anywhere near one another... That would be too wonderful! I was in love with the feed, Hilands Naturals, I was getting at Bent Creek. The vet had me change to Layena for more calcium. Now I will probably be shopping at Standard all the time. It's much closer to home and that is good. ​
     
  8. dawg53

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    Purina produces Layena. There was a recent problem with Purina poultry products. I'm sure they are probably back on track now.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/preparing-for-chicken-feed-recalls.html
    I've always used Nutrena without any problems. Westside Feed on 103rd St sells it, just down the road a few miles from Bent Creek feed. Bent Creek is the only feed store that sells Hilands that I know of. Standard feed sells Purina products.
     

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