1. sbagallinas

    sbagallinas New Egg

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    Does this look like wet pox? It started a few days ago and she is the only hen affected. She is not wheezing and seems to be eating and drinking OK but is having trouble closing her beak. I have been cleaning her eye with saline and it looks better. Appreciative of any input I can get on how to treat this.

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You may want to separate her and sanitize all your water and feed containers.
    It could be canker. @casportpony is more familiar with canker and pox than I am.

    Canker can be treated with Fish Zole (Metronidazole/Flagyl) 250 mg given orally every day split into two divided doses, give it in the morning and evening.

    Acidified copper sulfate 1/4 tsp per gallon of water can be used 3 days per month in the flock's water to help prevent the disease from spreading.

    Fish Zole and Acidified Copper Sulfate can be purchased online or call around to your pet and feed stores they may have some.

    If you have access to a vet, that would be best.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1080266/canker
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/154/trichomoniasis-canker-frounce/
     
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  3. sbagallinas

    sbagallinas New Egg

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    Thanks for the links. Just trying to determine if it's canker or wet pox. The symptoms are pretty similar. In any case, she is isolated and the food containers are sanitized.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What makes me think Canker over Fowl Pox is that there are no boils/lesions on the comb and wattles.

    The eye looks like is may be infected as well. You can flush it with saline and apply some Vetericyn Eye Gel or Terramycin Eye Ointment in the eyes to help with some of the infection.
    If you think it may be pox instead, then treat for Pox first, if you see no improvement, then start treatment for Canker.

    Again, vet care would be best, they can access the problem more correctly and have better meds than what you can usually get OTC.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     

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