Something funky on my chickens.. HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Caddy-Corner-Chick, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have owned pet chickens for years and have never had a problem until now.... My babies are 6 months old, they have a nice large chicken coop and a huge enclosed run. I noticed a couple weeks ago some black markings on a few of their combs, I thought maybe they scrapped them on the fence or something, but it is spreading on all the chickens... It starts black and then turns gray.

    It is covering their combs their eyes [​IMG]

    I have no idea what it is or what to do ..... Am I going to have to put them all down???

    One of their combs looks all deformed and has turned all gray I am so upset!
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Do you have a pic? Im thinking maybe Fowl pox.
     
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  3. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post up one tomorrow

    One of my poor chickens cant even open her eye today
     
  4. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please do someone on this forum should know....and did they come from a hatchery?
     
  5. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they came from Ideal but all were healthy until now. I have cochins on the property too but they have no signs of it. Just the one's that share this one coop and run.
     
  7. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That does look like it!!! Just I have a worse case then those pictures!

    Okay... Now I need to find out how to fix it or if they will all have to be put down [​IMG]
     
  8. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no cure for it!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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  10. emptynester

    emptynester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don 't worry too much if it is avian pox. Avian pox looks bad, but isn't that big of a deal unless it's wet pox. Spread by mosquitos, wild birds, etc it will heal and be gone in about 3-5 weeks. I had a bad mosquito problem this summer and my whole flock came down with it. Good news is, once they get it, they will never get it again [​IMG] Should you get new chickens in the future, you can buy a vaccine to give them and it's pretty cheap [​IMG]
     

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