Swollen Face (2 week old chicks)

Brooklynbailey20

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After 2 different vets and a online veterinary service we are no closer to figuring out what is wrong with these little was from when we started. So, maybe someone has seen this before....

Faces are swollen, they have lesions that are busting open. I feel they need to be euthanized but can't find a vet to do that. They play, eat and drink like normal little ones but their faces are so bad...

We just dont know what to do.
 

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After 2 different vets and a online veterinary service we are no closer to figuring out what is wrong with these little was from when we started. So, maybe someone has seen this before....

Faces are swollen, they have lesions that are busting open. I feel they need to be euthanized but can't find a vet to do that. They play, eat and drink like normal little ones but their faces are so bad...

We just dont know what to do.
Can post some pictures?
 

Brooklynbailey20

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Taken today...
 

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It looks like fowl pox, a virus spread by mosquitoes. It is very hard on young chicks because the swollen areas can block eyesight and nostrils if they get big. It lasts about a month, and older birds usually recover depending on how many scabs they have. There is also a wet type of pox, that causes yellow material and lesions inside the beak and throat. That type is more deadly. There is a vaccine available for chickens that have not yet been exposed. There is no treatment for pox, although some do paint Betadine on scabs avoiding the eyes, to help dry out scabs.

Ant bites can also cause swollen areas on chicks. Do you have a lot of mosquitoes around your coop now? Here is a good article about fowl pox:
http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks
 

Brooklynbailey20

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It looks like fowl pox, a virus spread by mosquitoes. It is very hard on young chicks because the swollen areas can block eyesight and nostrils if they get big. It lasts about a month, and older birds usually recover depending on how many scabs they have. There is also a wet type of pox, that causes yellow material and lesions inside the beak and throat. That type is more deadly. There is a vaccine available for chickens that have not yet been exposed. There is no treatment for pox, although some do paint Betadine on scabs avoiding the eyes, to help dry out scabs.

Ant bites can also cause swollen areas on chicks. Do you have a lot of mosquitoes around your coop now? Here is a good article about fowl pox:
http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks
I found these little ones in a raleys parking lot, they have been quarantined inside and never near our flocks. Is there anyway to be sure this is what they have? Once they are better will they be carriers or safe to be merged with out existing flocks?
It looks like fowl pox, a virus spread by mosquitoes. It is very hard on young chicks because the swollen areas can block eyesight and nostrils if they get big. It lasts about a month, and older birds usually recover depending on how many scabs they have. There is also a wet type of pox, that causes yellow material and lesions inside the beak and throat. That type is more deadly. There is a vaccine available for chickens that have not yet been exposed. There is no treatment for pox, although some do paint Betadine on scabs avoiding the eyes, to help dry out scabs.

Ant bites can also cause swollen areas on chicks. Do you have a lot of mosquitoes around your coop now? Here is a good article about fowl pox:
http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks
 

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