Scabs on face? Fowl Pox?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ryanbris, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Ryanbris

    Ryanbris New Egg

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    Hi, I am new to the world of chicken owning and was a little worried about one of my hens. My hen (Platnium Sussex) is 4 months old and over the last two weeks I have noticed scabs on her face appearing (under eye and near beak) and seemingly getting bigger. I wasn't too sure if it was something that perhaps may have gone on its own but I'm concerned it will escalate into something bigger if it serious. It also looks like now she is getting black spots in her little comb. Is this fowl pox? When I bought her I was advised she had received her vaccinations but I can't recall what the vaccination covered. I have two other hens who dont have any scabs and all seem happy when free ranging during the day, they eat and drink plenty. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I think I am in agreement with CTKen - look looks like a pecking wounds from other birds. Hope so, anyway. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x3 on the likelihood those are pecking injuries...I hope the members over on the ER forum can help you with treatment.

    Good luck to you and thanks for joining us!
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy neighbour [​IMG] Welcome!

    At the risk of sounding like an echo, I too agree that they look more like pecking injuries to me than fowl pox but definitely check it out with the folks on the ER Forum.

    There are a few of us Aussies that congregate on this thread if you would like to join in, you would be welcome: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-that-funny-little-island/32580#post_18110361

    Best wishes to you and your flock.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  6. Ryanbris

    Ryanbris New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome, apologies for posting in the incorrect forum but appreciate your help though!

    Glad to hear that it may just be pecking injuries, poor thing. Interesting however as I thought she was the top hen as she seemed to be doing all the pecking!

    Looking forward to being a contributing member to BYC! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She is a beautiful girl. I hope you find a solution to the problem.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You did not post on the wrong forum! The idea of this forum is for new members to introduce themselves, and if they have a question, we try to steer them to the best forum for advice. It helps new members begin to navigate BYC, which is our goal.
     
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