Sick roosters bad molt have sores

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigd81, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. bigd81

    bigd81 New Egg

    Sep 30, 2016
    Shelbyville tn
    I have around 14 cocks 40 stags and the cocks are 2 yrs yrs old and stags are 6 months old and the cocks a molting bad and have sores all over eyes and face. But all the stags and pullets are totally fine. But the cocks are terrible. Looks just like pics of fowl pox. All different ages on the cocks btw. Has anyone heard of this.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post some photos?

    Fowl Pox is usually transmitted by mosquito/insect bites. Dry Fowl Pox will generally resolve itself in several weeks. You can put iodine on the scabs to help them dry out and heal. Don't pick off the scabs.
    If you have any near the eyes, it could cause a secondary bacterial infection, so if you see any there, you can apply some Vetericyn Eye Gel or Terramycin Eye Ointment in the eyes.

    Clean and sanitize your water stations. You may also want to sanitize your drinking water with either iodine or oxine.
    If possible separate the worst ones and keep the area clean, trying to keep the sloughed off scabs cleaned up to help prevent spreading.

    Since they are roosters and in molt, if you aren't doing so, consider feeding a high protein feed like all flock/flock raiser formulas (18-20%protein) and provide some extra poultry vitamins to their water once or twice a week (Poultry Nutri-Drench, Rooster Booster Poultry Cell Vitamins, etc.). Make sure they are eating/drinking well.

    Let us know how they are doing.

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