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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:21 pm 
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My rooster has had a slow onslaught of - of what I think is - fowl pox :upset: . see the pic's

He has had it far longer than than 5 weeks as I have read he should have gotten over it by now.

The other chickens don't seem to have caught the disease, except maybe the hen that is just getting is slowly like the rooster. (refer to the pic's)

Firstly looking at the pic's, does he have fowl pox and if so, why is he not getting over it? :roll:

Just to mention both the rooster and hen pictured are over 7yrs old. :-?

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Jason


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 Post subject: Re: Fowl pox won't stop
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:26 pm 
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That looks nasty and looks to have turned necrotic. I have a rooster who lost some comb tips but not as bad as that. A vet would probably be his best option and unfortunately his age is against him. If vet is not an option my approach would be to wash it and try to gently remove as much 'junk' as possible, you may find that underneath it is not as bad as it looks, then use Betadine to treat remaining wound and maybe follow up with Savlon or Manuka honey to aid healing.
The good news is that if it is Fowl Pox, once recovered they will have some immunity


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