There is not much you can do except wait it out. Put the fowl in a drop pen and keep it warm with a lamp. Feed crumbles and fresh water. Don't go peeling or touchin the scabs, you will only make it worse and spread it to other birds. I suggest you start a vaccination program from now on to prevent cuter outbreaks. In a spray bottle mix a ration of 1-10 iodine and distiller water solution and spray it on to prevent infection. It should heal up in about 5 weeks.
You can (should) give the affected bird some antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. You may also wish to put iodine on the sores and keep a check on the inside of the mouth and down their throats. It will look like canker put iodine on it also it will help die in up, do not scrap it you will spread the infection. You will have to keep your place vaccinated for at least 3 years after the last outbreak. It is spread by the dried scabs and buy mosquito.
use white shoe polish (kiwi brand) put it all over the pox.but peel the pox irst then put it on...no water ....just water some food and feed him .....it should go a way with in 7 day ...dont peel the skin it will all out it self....
Friend Tanha, my treatment based on my own personal experience. I peeled of the scabs, cleaned and dried the face and then completely creamed the whole head and face with Iodine cream (Betadine for example). This for a number of days. It worked for me. Both birds survived. If you do this in a very early stage the problem can be dealed with easily. If the pox already got into the windpipe the bird is sorry, done and over ! Goodluck with the treatment.
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fowl pox i had this in my yard some years ago and its not a pretty sight.it takes about 4 to 5 weeks for birds to recover fully theres no cure for fowl pox just have to take extra care of the birds with pox keep them warm i used to feed them bread soaked in tea and a shot of tylan every now and then also that cream william mentioned betadine iodine cream they should make. lol
Fowl Pox (one type of virus) manifest itself in 2 forms: Dry Pox and Wet Pox. It is carried by mosquitos and is highly contagious.
The Dry Pox is really just a nuisance. The Wet Pox (gets in the mouth, wind pipe, etc.) will kill the bird. Dry Pox is the most common, but you can have both forms in the same year on the same farm.
Vaccination is a waste of time. It is not 100% effective and will give at least 5-10% of the birds Pox. You might have an outbreak this year and not have it again in your lifetime. Then again you might have it again next year.
I have never had a bird have the virus twice.
As stated, full recovery is very slow. They do not eat alot during the time they have the Pox and it will often throw off your first eggs by a month, but not always.
Fully recovered birds will retain the facial scars for life.
Often you will lose an eye with the Pox.
Chicks hatched from eggs laid while a hen has the pox tend to have an immunity to the virus.
I agree that you should treat with an antibiotic for secondary infections, but since I think Tylan is a waste and good for nothing; I would not recommend it. Instead, use something like Penicillin (1cc per adult bird) for 1 to 3 days; not more than 3 and truthfully 1 day will probably be enough.
Doc I will have to disagree with you on the part that vaccination is a waste of time. Yes, it is a waste of time if you are raising hundreds of birds and going thru all of them to vaccinate is a pain. But for a breeder like me who raises only so much birds of quality, I can't afford to lose my birds from illnesses. Fowl pox vaccine does give your bird a mild form of disease, but NOT full blown as every vaccine is intended too. Fowl pox usually don't kill but it can lead to a weaker immune system and causes the body to fight harder from other secondary infections. I rather be on the safer side and vaccinate birds then to have an outbreak and causes me to lose birds either by death or by crippling from the pox. There is not a bad thin about vaccination, it's all natural. Some might say birds that needs lots of vaccination will cause a weaker immune system into future generations, which is not really true at all. A bird is a bird and if it gets into fowl pox it will get it no matter what. It's. It gaura feed that the vaccine will help 100 percent of the time but it will have a better probability than not having them vaccinated at all. I have done enough studies during my years as an UC Davis Ag and animal science and from my experience a vaccine will not diminish the health of your animals at all. Look at us humans if we don't ever vaccinate, the death toll for disease would skyrocket. Look at the swine flu epidemic, healthy strong people were dying and wasn't able to recover. Those vaccinated were able to survive. History speaks for itself of vaccinations. Like I stated, if you have hundreds of birds and losing a few to you may no be an big issues, vaccinating is a waste to do all those birds. But for a few birds up to 100, it takes half a day to vaccinate only giving you the upper hand in the health of your flock.
The best asil cock I ever add got the pox I tried everything and nothing was working so I took it to the vet and the vet gave the bird a shoot of penicillin and within the next few days it cleared up it cost me about £19.