What is this on Hyde's face, fly irritation / bites?

Heidi65

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We noticed this yesterday but it seems to be a little worse today. We are having a lot and a lot of rain and there are tons and tons of flies so we're wondering if it could be flies bothering her? We have three coops and runs because we have discovered RIR's are bullies. She is in a run that has two americana's, 3 Buffs, a White Leghorn and another Sicilian buttercup like she is. If it isn't fly bites could you please give us an idea of what it is?

I'm going to be posting another question under I believe Coop maintenance or something like that because we've had so much rain I need to figure out how to deal with all the water because our runs are in puddles and we don't know what to put down to keep their runs dry.



 

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It could be pecking wounds, fly bites, but fowl pox is another possibilitiy. I can't tell which for sure whith your pictures. Peck wounds, fly bites can appear jet black, while fowl pox usually starts out light tan changing to a darker brown. Pox is a virus carried by mosquitoes that lasts about 2-3 weeks with no treatment required. Wet fowl pox can happen in the same flock, and causes yellow spots in the throat, trachea, and esophagus. It is more dangerous than dry pox.
 

Heidi65

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Mar 15, 2015
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Prescott Valley, AZ
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Thank you for the reply. Hyde and her sister Jeckle (silly names but we couldn't tell them apart so that is what we named the silly girls) are on us each and ever night and it was just last night that we noticed any color changed whatsoever. When they take turns jumping on us each night we for to preen and some to get their cuddles, we take the opportunity to look over each girl for any possible problems.

We noticed that our three Reds and Duckie ( our Barred Rock) started to be Pissy, Boom, we made another coop and run. Well, Then we noticed that there was problems in that coop / run, Geez, another coop / run. So far everyone is happy. Good thing, the two dogs are running out of their dog run LOL Sadly one is a Rottie and she is deathly afraid of the chicken ROTFLMBO
 

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