Pox, Disease or Parasite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BayFillyZ, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. BayFillyZ

    BayFillyZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 2 year old buff orpington hen who has developed these growths on her face. This photo was taken 3 days ago and the growths are twice as big today. This is the 2nd chicken this month to develop this however the other chicken's growths went away in about 2 weeks and was not such a bad case. I am puzzled, is this avian pox or a parasite or something else?I would also appreciate suggestions for treatment/prevention. Also i should add that i have had not added new chickens into my flock in years. SHe is eating and drinking but doesnt look bright and vigourous.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6338050720/in/photostream

    (wish i could figure out why using the img tag isnt working)
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe ones on the comb look like pox to me. Mine didn't have any others like that but I would hazard to guess that is it as it went away in a couple to four weeks.
    sharon
     

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