Jump to content

Fowl pox? Something else?

Recommended Posts

They do look like scabs to me, hopefully someone else will come along and agree.

I expect one of the others gave her a couple of pecks.

I would imagine if it were something else she would be looking poorly and hunched.

Is she eating and drinking ok ?

Keep a close eye on her just in case.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

She seems to be, I've seen her do both and she was happily pecking away at corn etc. Fingers crossed it's nothing too much to worry about then, I haven't seen pecking between them (we only have 2 chickens) lately but they do have a ... Chequered history!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just scabs from minor injury which should drop off in a few days.

Fowl pox is very different. The scabs are very big, with raw flesh areas and don't go away. We had what we thought was a case once and couldn't treat it with what we had: nothing worked and we were trying for 6 months. But the strange thing was the Orpington cockerel was with three squabbling Wyandottes and three Orpingtons. When we removed the Wyandottes the area on his comb healed up in a week and the scab just fell off, so clearly the condition was stress related.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...