turkey with big bumps all over getting worse (pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by harris farm, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    i have some turkey poults that are full of these bumps like brown crusty things all over their legs and eyes. what in the world is this[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011

  2. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chirping

    May 21, 2011
    A picture might help people get a better idea of what's going on. I don't have any suggestions but I hope you get it figured out soon!
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    It's probably fowl pox but a pic would help.
  4. harris farm

    harris farm Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    anyone see this before? it spreads fast
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Is that its foot?? Wheres it toes??
  6. wingsofglory

    wingsofglory Songster

    Feb 15, 2011
    Palmer Alaska
    My chickens had pox. Looked really reallly bad, like your photo. The bumps got bigger and bigger, deforming the faces of the ones with it the worst.

    I started euthenizing the worst ones. Lovely big brahma hen, my favorite. [​IMG]

    then got on BYC forum at the library and found out it was pox. And that they'll recover completely from it. And they did. The horrible bumps went away completely and their skin smoothed back out. No scarring or pitting. All good again after about two or three weeks, can't remember exactly how long it took to go away.

    It is not just little spots like chicken pox on children.

    Summertime. Spread by mosquitos.

    I had never heard of it before and thought it was a terrible form of cancer.

    Especially on their faces and EYELIDS!!!! The bumps are multi colored, a lot of dark color too to them.

    Tell Newbies about it. I wish it was a photo banner across this forum - so that I knew about before I started euthanizing the birds.

    I can't tell for sure from your pic. A pic of the faces and eyelids would help.
  7. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Labelle, Florida
    Looks like fowl pox in the pic.
    When mine had it, I did lose several to it. I'm guessing secondary infection from having those nasty bump/wounds on the face.
    I put vit b in the water and anitbiotics which seam to help them.
    I now vaccinate all my chicks before they go outside and haven't (knock on wood) had any more cases of it.

    Keep the wounds as clean as possible especially around the face, start vaccinating your chicks.

    It is carried by the mosquitoes and if in your area will remain there.

    I have a friend 15 miles from me who has never had a case of it, but I live next to a swamp with lots of mosquitoes.

  8. harris farm

    harris farm Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    what do i use to vaccinate and how do i use it? most of the poults run free with hen.
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:I'm not sure if there is treatment for Fowl pox with secondary infections, which it looks like that is what your turkey has. I will do some research and see what I can find to help you out. Maybe someone else will come along with more information.

    Is this turkey free ranging with your other animals?
  10. chad allen

    chad allen Hatching

    Sep 13, 2014
    it looks like it could be pox or Marek's disease have your vet give them a vaccination shot

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