Swollen eyes & blisters on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by auschick, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. auschick

    auschick Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help, Prize bantams have swollen eyes & blisters on their comb and are losing. weight fast!!!(
     
  2. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be fowl pox.
     
  3. auschick

    auschick Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I need to do away with these chickens?I have other chicks in the yard.
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What state do you live? It is by mosquitoes and other biting insects due to warm winters and lots of rain. dry pox is not as bad .wet pox can kill. There is a vaccine for the ones that don't have it .
     
  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can the sick chicken eat and drink? Put electrolyote in the water. Keep the others away that don't look sick till you find out for sure.Spray a mist of oxine in the area and on the chicks
     
  6. auschick

    auschick Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in eastern N.C. Birds are eating good but don't feel well
     
  7. auschick

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    We have had a lot of rain in the month of August, also plenty of mosquitoes!!!
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really would help to see a picture to know for sure. If the eyes are swollen they frequently stop eating well and that will lead to death. Spots on the combs and swollen eyes are symptoms of pox. The pox will run its course and go away in a few weeks. You need to try putting warm compresses on the swollen eyes to keep them from sealing shut. They can lose or damage the eyesight that way. You may also have to help them get back to eating by hand feeding them with bits of scrambled egg and some cottage cheese in their beaks. You also need to make sure they are getting sufficient water.
     

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