Okay - so I thought some of the chickens were just getting rough with each other because some of them are rather pissy and like to peck and fight - well now that I've notice several of them have warty looking scabs on their faces and around their eyes - I think they have the pox. I had just put them through a round of antibiotics to help their heads heal from what I thought was rough-housing... but now one is coughing so I need to look in her mouth. The scabby things are a brown color that really look like a wart - but I pushed on one and it came off and presented just a little blood (chicken didn't seem to care). Their combs and waddles have some bumps too - but they are eating and drinking and act fine with the exception of the one that was coughing last night. So are ALL the chickens going to get this? (I have about 38 of them - all adults some heavy breed and a few "game chickens") Should I vaccinate for the pox or just let this thing run its course? I am afraid to lose the whole flock - on top of really enjoying my chickens I paid a lot of money for these silly beautiful birds (bought 6 different types of heavy breeds from mcmurray and they are very cool). I thought that when you bought chickens you just gave them feed, water, and a place to live and all was happy in chicken-land...guess not! Any suggestions or help would be wonderful!