- Jun 2, 2013
So I have a silkie rooster who has a swelled up face and a little bit of bubbles coming from his eyes.. My whole flock came from a hatchery and hasnt has any contact with any other fowl so what could it be?
My guess would still be fowl pox, which will run it's course in a few weeks, usually it's spread by mosquitoes. A few of my turkeys had it this year and it took about six weeks from start to finish, your rooster looks to be about two to three weeks into it. There's no treatment only supportive care, such as making sure he's eating and drinking and no one is picking on him. Antibiotics are only used if they appear to be getting sick from anything else during the time, otherwise just time.