wart - like crusts on baby chicks faces

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by freakalee, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. freakalee

    freakalee Hatching

    Jan 7, 2015
    I have noticed this past week my baby chicks, who roam free, have developed wart like crusts on their faces..threatening to blind them! Please help!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    From what you have described it could be cases of fowl/avian pox. It's a virus that's spreads slowly through the flock and there is no cure for it. There are two types wet and dry pox. Wet pox is the one you need to more vigilant about as this occurs in the chickens mouth. Dry pox is external on the chicken. Here is an article on pox with pictures for you to compare yours against http://backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox

    Could you post pics of your chicks? This would be very helpful for members to help you indentify your chicks problems. Also if you type fowl pox in the search many threads will come up for you to check out with more pics.
    Hope your chicks are well soon.

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