Wart-like growths on toes of 6-week old EE (Pic included)

happychickmom

Chirping
10 Years
Jul 24, 2009
44
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SE Louisiana
:/My 6-week-old EE (I think pullet) has wart-like growths on her feet. Her 5 hatchmates do not show similar symptoms at this time. We just went through fowl pox with my 4 month old chickens, but they are far separated from the younger chicks. I have been wearing one pair of shoes and tending to the young chicks first - then I wash my hands, change shoes and go feed the infected chickens. Could this be fowl pox or something different? She shows no other growths anywhere else on her body.

The growths are pinkish with a darker head. Notice the lump on the long toe, left foot - also on the "thumb" of the right foot. I'm not sure if the back of the left "thumb" has a lump or if that is dirt.

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By the way, this little chick is sooo sweet. She loves to be stroked on her neck and back, and she is most definitely becoming the favorite of all 18 of my chickens. None of the others are anywhere near that friendly. So I'd really like to know if this is something to be concerned about.
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Edit: Hi, this is HappyChickMom's daughter. I think I fixed it.
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rstampa

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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5
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Tampa, Florida
I really don't know what that is. It does look like a fire ant bite to me but that's just a guess. I sure hope someone can help you.
I found this artical on: Just something to look into that's all.

http://www.petalia.com.au/Templates/StoryTemplate_Process.cfm?Story_No=1727#ct-6

"Fowl
pox
Another viral infection of birds is fowl pox. This disease is spread by biting insects and sometimes by fighting. The virus enters the body through a scratch or scrape, and raised scabs form on the scratch and surrounding areas. Scabs can also form in the mouth and throat. Most cases improve without treatment, although some birds become ill from secondary infection. Birds that recover are immune for life.

Prevention is again the best idea, and vaccination is available, although this may need to be done every few years to give complete protection."
 
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happychickmom

Chirping
10 Years
Jul 24, 2009
44
0
90
SE Louisiana
Thanks for the input and bumps, everyone.

Rstampa, I never even thought about ant bites. We have fire ants in abundance here, and that is very likely.

If anyone else has any other ideas, additional posts will be appreciated.
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NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
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Pride, La.
They really almost look like fire ant stings to me!! I noticed your from Louisiana too and their horrible right now!!! I haven't so much noticed them in my brooder but definetly on the group where the feed falls down and I've treated 2 huge beds in my big coop just the other day!!!

Hope you figure it out and she gets better!!

Missi
 

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