White spots on my chickens comb! Fowlpox?!?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Daisy Chickens, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Daisy Chickens

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    My flock consists of 1 silkie rooster, 1 silkie, 3 baby silkies, 1 lohmann brown, 2 barred rocks, 1 campine, 2 cucko marans.

    1 silkie and 1 maran are raising the 2 baby chicks in my backyard. While the other chick is being raised by me. Anyways so I have a coop and a run for them to go outside on one side of my yard. In that coop the silkie rooster, lohmann brown, barred rocks, campine, and 1 maran are there. Today I noticed the maran (Jackie- the black chicken in the picture) has white dots on her comb and her chicken neck thing. I thought it was pecks from the other chicks because shes being picked on by the two barred rocks. And I noticed the 2 barred rocks have a little bit on their combs too. The campine has a little IMG_2693.JPG IMG_2686.JPG IMG_2632.JPG IMG_2613.JPG IMG_2687.JPG IMG_2654.JPG IMG_2633.JPG IMG_2704.JPG IMG_2612.JPG IMG_2646.JPG something on the middle of its comb I dont know what that is. I searched the internet for answers and it seems to be Fowlpox I'm not sure what to do some people said to let it run its course. So I need help from the chicken pros out here so please i need your help.
    Heres a update:

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    It looks like those scabs have turned into those warts there 1 on each eye.
     

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  2. Pork Pie

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    Black spots / blemishes are usually associated with fowl pox. I'm sure the ER experts will be along to offer some help later in the day.

    ETA: I've asked the mods to move your thread to the ER forum in the hope that you will get the best advice from the experts there. Don't be alarmed / confused if your thread is moved.
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

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    Hi @Daisy Chickens :frow Welcome To BYC

    The white bumps like Fowl Pox, a few of the black scabs may be from pecking. Usually Fowl Pox will resolve itself in a few weeks unless there are complications - like if you see the scabs around the eyes or lesions inside the beak forms.

    You can apply Iodine to the scabs to help them heal - don't pick any scabs off. Keep water stations cleaned out and sanitized. Fowl Pox can be spread through shared water stations and mosquitoes.

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

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  4. Daisy Chickens

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    She has 2 bumps on both of her eyes
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    If she has bumps close eyes, look for signs of swelling and pus/discharge from the eyes - this would indicated some infection. If need be, flush the eyes with saline and apply Terramycin eye ointment being careful not to disturb the scabs/bumps.
     
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  6. Daisy Chickens

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    Thanks so much! She now has 2 bumps on 1 of her eyes and 1 on the other.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    Can you post some photos of the lumps on her eyes?
     
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  8. Eggcessive

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    I agree with Wyorp Rock in that you have fowl pox going through the flock. Watch for any eye infections and treat as she said, with Terramycin ointment from your feed store, (or a similar drop or ointment from a vet.) If any look especially weak or ill, look inside the beak and throat for any yellowish spots or patches that could be wet pox. Wet pox are plaques inside the thoat, esophagus, and trachea that may cause pain and not eating/drinking. Those chickens may become weak or die if not drinking. The disease is caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes, and will not respond to antibiotics. Secondary bacterial infections, however, such as in the eyes, may be helped with antibiotics. If you live in an area prone to pox outbreaks, there is a vaccine available for birds who have not yet been exposed.
     
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  9. Daisy Chickens

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    She has 2 warts on her right eye and 1 wart on the left her left eye is closing but eveytime i get near she opens it.
     
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  10. Wyorp Rock

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    She probably doesn't feel too well.

    If you can find the Terramycin eye ointment - put a very small amount on the scabs that are at her eye. For the comb and wattles, apply Iodine to help them dry up.
    Check inside her beak for any plaques or lesions.

    Watch to see that she is drinking well, offer some poultry vitamins if you have them. She may also benefit from extra protein like egg, tuna or meat.
     
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