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Sick Chicken Please Help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pleach, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. pleach

    pleach Out Of The Brooder

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    A few weeks ago I started noticing that my chicken was getting a skin infection. It keeps getting worse and worse. My hens head is very swollen and covered in scabs and bumps. Does anyone know what this is and what can I use to stop it? I am new to BYC and I would love to have some good reliable feedback.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] please post photos and details on the" Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," forum More experienced people monitor that thread. I think your chicken has fowl pox. You could put that in the search box and a lot of info. should pop up.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
  3. pleach

    pleach Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!!! I hope that she gets better!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, pleach, and :welcome! Pleased to have you in our community! I agree with Drumstick's advice. Hope your hen gets better.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope she gets better.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  9. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like chicken pox to me. You can isolate the bird to prevent the disease getting to the others. Normally a bird can fight back but we need to help not letting these symptoms to get to the eyes area. Once the eyes are swollen and shut, the bird will stop eating. To prevent it to get to the face is recognizing it early and applying Vicks Vapro Rub cream around the face and the infected area. Once the bird are healing, do not peel the scab, should let it fall by itself.
     
  10. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn :( Hope she gets better quickly. Welcome to the site though, pleased to have you here with us!
     

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