Wondering what this is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spaule353, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. spaule353

    spaule353 New Egg

    Feb 22, 2015

    Does anyone know what this is? And a possible cure?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    You'd probably be better off posting in the Emergencies section (Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures), but I'll try to help here.

    This looks like Fowl Pox to me. Alternatively, it could just be scratches on the comb, but it looks more like Fowl Pox. Fowl pox is a viral disease carried by mosquitoes that causes lesions and scabs on the combs, face, and sometimes other bare areas of chickens. It isn't usually deadly or serious, unless it is the "wet" form, which invades the trachea. This looks like the "dry" form. The disease will run its course in about 4-6 weeks. To help the scabs go away, you can dab them with iodine. Make sure the bird stays as stress-free as possible (plenty of good food, water, and space).

    Here's a good article on Fowl Pox for further reading:


    Good luck with your chicken! She should be fine.[​IMG]
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  3. Oglan

    Oglan Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2015
    New Hampshire

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