Sick birds at county fair!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TOP KNOT, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and I went to the fair, we always stop to see all of the animals. I could not believe my eyes!!! One chicken had a puffed up eye that had puss oozing out of it! All of the chickens from this one specific town entry had what I thought was pox!!! They had at least a dozen chickens that had snotty noses and blisters on their combs, face wattles, and vent area!!! I could not believe they would bring them to the fair like that to infect all of the other birds!!! Why would the fair let them enter them that way?? I told my mom NOT to touch ANYTHING!!! When I came home I carried my shoes in and put them and my cloths directly into the washer!!! I took a shower!! I may sound crazy, but I will take no chances of disease if I can help it!!!! Could I have confused this with something else?? I am pretty convinced the birds were not well.
     
  2. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fair shouldn't allow anything like that to enter, most fairs wont let birds in even if they just have mites.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, those birds sound sick! I'd say that they have a respiratory disease and possibly Fowl Pox. Both diseases are contagious, and birds like that should certainly not be allowed to enter. When they are judged, all of those diseased birds should be disqualifed.
     
  4. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does anyone else take their birds home?? I was very disappointed to see the lack of responsibility.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2!
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You should talk to whoever is in charge, and maybe your county extension agent. The pus from eyes and the snotty noses are particularly distressing as they indicate probable viral respiratory disease, which is highly contagious and not curable.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If they looked like any of these then it was probably pox:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818895/lightbox/

    -Kathy
     
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  8. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were not as many scab/blisters as your pics but it could have been early. All I know is they should not have been there!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    True, and they should have known better!

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  10. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked up the town listed on their entry. They drove a long way to be at that fair! The Dekab county fair also known as the Sandwich fair is the largest in Illinois to my knowledge.
     

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