Yellow puffy bleeding crud on wattle and face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bob's Henhouse, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Bob's Henhouse

    Bob's Henhouse More like Bob's Nuthouse!

    Sep 11, 2010
    My son's favorite rooster has developed yellow puffy crud on it's face and wattle. It can barely, if at all, open it's eyes now. It seems to be getting worse. Another rooster had similar looking wounds/crud. It seems to have started after several roos were re-sorting the pecking order. I thought it was just cuts, but it's not healing. I've tried puttting neosporin on it, seemed to help the other roo. I've been giving it 1 cc of Tylosin every other day as well. He had mites too, I just found yesterday, so gave him a dust bath of DE. He hasn't been eating much that I can tell. Poo seems normal, but more infrequent since he's not eating. He is 1 1/2 years old, weighs about 5 lbs I'd guess. his feed is Nutrena lay pellets and scratch feed. He is currently segregated, no bedding, housed in an elevated coop with hardware cloth flooring. I'd like to be able to treat him myself if possible as funds are rather limited.


    Any help would be immensely appreciated. Thank you!
  2. Zoey

    Zoey Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    Looks like Fowl pox

    Click the link below

    Use diluted betadine and water ... tea colored, and cleanse the area around the eyes so he can see to eat . The only thing you can do here is vaccinate the rest of the flock to prevent the spread of this slow moving virus. Try to control mosquitoes around the area also.

    Powder him and all the birds with Sevin 5% dust, to control mites and lice, repeat the dusting in 10 days, also clean trhe house out, and spray the cracks with sevin spray, and powder the bedding with D.E. AND sevin... not heaps of powder, but enough to kill mites which drop off to lay eggs in the nest area, and floor bedding ... ... if one has they probably all do...
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  3. Bob's Henhouse

    Bob's Henhouse More like Bob's Nuthouse!

    Sep 11, 2010
    Thank you Zoey, I'll be looking for Betadine tomorrow.
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    Poor baby! Hope he gets better soon.....[​IMG]
  5. Bob's Henhouse

    Bob's Henhouse More like Bob's Nuthouse!

    Sep 11, 2010
    Thanks Froggiesheins, me too. My 11 year old is really attached to him. "Cachubby" is the gentlest rooter I've ever seen. My son lays him on his back and he just waits there waiting to be picked back up. Likes to be held. Just a great roo.
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Unless this is the very beginning of being ill, this does not look like fowl pox. Fowl pox can begin as yellow bumps, but they rapidly scab over. Iodine or listerine on the lesions. Warm compresses to open his eyes. Make sure he is eating, and does not have lesions building up in his mouth. If he does, swab several times daily with listerine. Be aware it will be painful the first time or two, and will bleed, but you need to remove (gently) the white buildup that prevents eating and can prevent breathing.

    The scabs around the eyes could be from the mites.
  7. pastrymama

    pastrymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2010

    posted you vet info on the AZ thread.

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