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sick chicken - avian pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carolinachicken, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. carolinachicken

    carolinachicken In the Brooder

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    hi,

    everthing was fine last night but this morning one of my chickens showed up with white fuzzyness around one eye and her comb has a pussy crustyness yellow on it.

    does anyone know what this is?

    i live in the lancaster sc area and there is not a vet around here that takes care of chickens.

    thanks...
     
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  2. Do you happen to have any pics?that sure would help..... also do a search on Avian pox.and see if it is similar.......mine have that now.....but none are pussy......yet they are crusty !
     
  3. carolinachicken

    carolinachicken In the Brooder

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    hi okie...

    thanks for getting back to me. i don't have any pics and i have to tell you that i am not sure if it is pussy. (we didn't handle them when they were small so it's hard to handle them now.) we thought we were doing them a favour now i'm not so sure.

    i seperated the one that looks sick.

    i found this one site http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/disviral.htm#fp and reading it makes me feel a bit better. it sounds like it'll run it's course.

    what are you diong to get through this?

    thanks!
     
  4. Mine all have it now....letting it takes it course.after I did disenfect coop with 10% bleach/ water solution........yes, a big fat hassle....just kept chickens out until it dried......if you can keep the ones showing signs totally separate,,hopefully it won't go through your whole flock, mine all have it so it seems,some worse than others.but the first and worst one is doing better already. I am using iodine....another big fat hassle to try and catch them.........my bantams let me hold them for the most part,just a messy job.....I have treated them 4 times........hope it ends with just one for you....the spots near the eyes seems to be the ones that look the worst..... others are dry and not affecting how they eat or act so far.......
     
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  5. carolinachicken

    carolinachicken In the Brooder

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    hi,

    what do you do with the iodine and how are you applying it?

    is it just plain old regular iodine?

    does this cure anything or help with things like infection and that?

    thanks!
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Here is a picture of avian pox. Let it run it's course and keep your bird comfortable by hand feeding if you need to and keeping an ointment on the wounds. They will crust and fall off, and there will be new, fresh skin underneth. Once that happens, the bird is ok to go back outside.

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  7. carolinachicken

    carolinachicken In the Brooder

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    ouch!!

    my chicken's eye doesn't look quite like that. what kind of ointment do/are you apply?

    i need to find out how to post images up.

    i hope your guy is doing better.

    thanks
     
  8. I had only one of mine look bad.and it wasnt anything close to this poor little guy............. ugh
     
  9. carolinachicken

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    hi okie,

    i asked this earlier, but i need to ask you again...

    what do you do with the iodine and how are you applying it?

    is it just plain old regular iodine?

    does this cure anything or help with things like infection and that?

    thanks!
     
  10. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=14877
    this is another post on similar subject with more info and links for you.
    I use a Q-tip and use plain ole iodine I found at Walmart...it helps dry the sore up.........it does not cure it.....there is no cure.Just helps them along.........just like when we had the chicken pox! I apply it to each spot on them..... some are walking around with orange heads right now.
     
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