Well I guess Colonel Bok Bok has the pox!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Southern28Chick, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Has anyone dealt with avian pox/fowl pox before? I think I read somewhere that if a chicken has it once then they won't get it again. I really don't have the means to vaccinate 24 chickens. My roo has these very very small black scabby looking dots on his comb and I just noticed a line of them on a wattle this morning. The ones on his wattle looks a bit more like a scratch but who knows. They are not pussy or large, they just look like scattered little scabs.

    What should I do?
  2. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    Oh no. My girls' potential fellah is sick. Hope he gets better!
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2007
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Is there a chance he was pecked? Maybe in a fight? You might be seeing blood scabs. I would cover the comb and wattles with neosporin...hope that helps.
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My little roo has that, also. It does sort of look like scabs but I don't want to pick at him. He already doesn't like to be held! But they will come and go... Kip is over a year and healthy and onery as ever.
    Can you post a picture? If it's the same thing Kip has, I wouldn't worry about it.
  6. hisbride

    hisbride Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    this is my fear! I have been obsessive about combs lately. I even had a dream about it last night and I was trying to get a hold of a chicken to look at it and it kept bobbing its head and this went on til I woke up. I hope he doesn't have it.[​IMG]
    Now I want to know - if you get them from the hatchery are they already vaccinated for the pox?
    If you hatch your own how do you vaccinate? Is it food or put in the water or do you have to take them to a vet to get a shot.
    Can you eat the eggs while they have it? If not how long do you have to wait after the pox has passed before you can?
    Maybe I should start a new thread.[​IMG]
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:He hasn't been pecked. He stays penned up by himself until my girls get older.
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:I tried taking a picture yesterday but they are so small you can't even see them in the picture. The scabs that he has come and go too. Sometimes there are none and then there they are again. It's been like that for as long as I've had him, which is 6 weeks now.
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2007
  10. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    Sounds like insect bites. The horses, sheep and cattle all get lil scabs inside their ears and on their bellies this time of year. You can barely see the lil bugs that bite the ears but you can swipe a whole baby wipe of them out.

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