Warts/Bumps?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mintatheena, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Mintatheena

    Mintatheena Out Of The Brooder

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    Noticed these on my 3 red buff hens faces, they weren't there a few days ago so it must be recent [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Any ideas on treatment or what it could be?wasnt sure if they were insect stings or some kindve viral infection. Please help!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks like dry fowl pox, also called avian pox. It is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes, and will last several weeks. If any lesions get near the eyes, you may want to use some plain Neosporin or Terramycin ointment in the eye. There is a worse type called wet pox that can cause yellow lesions in the airway and mouth causing a much worse disease, so if any look bad, take a peek into the throat. Here is a link or 2 to read:
    http://www.hyline.com/aspx/redbook/redbook.aspx?s=5&p=35
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
     
  3. Mintatheena

    Mintatheena Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Did some research and found that there isn't really much I can do about it but let the disease run its course. It's helpful to know what it is though because I'm currently brooding some 4 day old chicks and I'll consider vaccinating them against this
     

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