White, yellow, red swollen bumps/pimples on legs--PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cedar and Stone, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Cedar and Stone

    Cedar and Stone Just Hatched

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    My 23 wk old Buff Orpington has these pimple-like bumps on her legs. I noticed them a few days ago, and decided to watch them, but they've gotten worse. If I apply light pressure they crack at the scale boundaries and are filled with blood and pus. The yellow inside seems to be a kind of waxy pus.

    I have looked everywhere for pictures that look like these, but I can't find anything. I took a picture of the front of one foot as the scales do have some dirt beneath them and could be scaly leg mites??

    She is walking/running/eating/drinking normally. Not laying yet. My other Buff Orp has some similar bumps, but less severe.

    Please let me know what you think! Thank you!

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I think that could be ant bites or other insect bites. I would treat your coop with Permethrin spray 10%' and replace the bedding in nests and the coop. SWAT is an ointment that you can put on the legs to keep them off, but you can also use the permethrin spray or garden dust as well. Occasionally, fowl pox can appear on the legs, but it looks more like insect bites. Let us know what you find out.
     
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  3. Cedar and Stone

    Cedar and Stone Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the reply! I will try the permethrin. I thought of pox as well, but I have been keeping a close eye on everyone's face and comb, and haven't seen anything.
     
  4. Cedar and Stone

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    *Update* for anyone who sees something similar on their birds. This was definitely early stages of fowl pox. The pox are now dried over with the classic black scab, and some birds have the black scabs on their combs now. Looks like everyone only has the dry form, so I'm hoping they will shake it off in the next week or so.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Thank you for the update. I haven't seen pox on my chickens' legs before, so this is good for others to see. Hopefully all of the birds will recover without any problems. Here i s a good group of pictures of pox on the various parts of the body, and how it may look different in each case: http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/#/disease/Avian_Pox
     

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