White dots on face

cleoandtheflock

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white dots on the side of my Easter eggers face. Seems healthy otherwise. Just noticed this morning. Please help me identify.:)
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ValerieJ

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Looks like fowl pox to me too. You can get betadine at any drug store and blu-kote at TSC or other farm store. If it is dry pox, it will turn black and in about 3 weeks it will clear up. You need to be checking inside her mouth for any lesions in there. That would be wet pox and can be much more serious, even fatal. Dry pox is not fatal as far as I know.
 

cleoandtheflock

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Looks like fowl pox to me too. You can get betadine at any drug store and blu-kote at TSC or other farm store. If it is dry pox, it will turn black and in about 3 weeks it will clear up. You need to be checking inside her mouth for any lesions in there. That would be wet pox and can be much more serious, even fatal. Dry pox is not fatal as far as I know.
Thank you! Should I get blu-kote or betadine? Should I quarantine
 

ValerieJ

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Thank you! Should I get blu-kote or betadine? Should I quarantine
Betadine is for cleaning and disinfecting. Blu-kote is for treating. But really, if you have triple antibiotic cream, such as neosporin without pain killer, that will work as well. You're treating it to make her feel better. I never even treated my rooster when he had it. It went away on its own. I didn't isolate him either, and ended up with a chicken with a few spots. They both healed up just fine.

ETA: That was in my first flock, first year with chickens. I would clean it and treat it if it happened now, but I'm not sure I would isolate. Seems to me they are already exposed. Once they have had this, or the exposure, I don't think they can get it again.
 

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Betadine is iodine based. You can use Betadine or plain iodine or Blu-kote to treat fowl pox. All of these are also drying agents, and that's what you want for fowl pox.

If you are having a problem with mosquitoes, they are the vectors for fowl pox. You may want to try to mitigate these pests as they can infect chickens with West Nile virus which is even worse than fowl pox.
 

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