Sores on chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 78promod, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. 78promod

    78promod New Egg

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    Can someone tell me what these spots are. On all 9 of my chickens[​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks to me like it is dry fowl pox, a virus carried by mosquitoes. It usually last 2-3 weeks, and can cause a lack of appetite, but usually isn't serious, unless there are yellow lesions inside the beak and throat, or if the eyes get infected with a secondary infection. I would probably use some Terramycin eye ointment in the eye twice a day. Here is some info:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/195/fowl-pox/
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     
  3. 78promod

    78promod New Egg

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    Thank you. That is exactly what they have. I guess I will have to let it run its course
     

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