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I have 4 point of lay Andalusian Blue chickens & about 1 week ago one of them started to get wart like growths around the eyes and head which has since spread all over the head & neck, causing the eyes to disappear behind the warts.
These are hard & crusty & sometimes bleed, it has affected the other 3 to varying degrees, they have been treated with a local antibiotic, it has not affected any of my other breeds. Hope you can help.
If warts, they are a sign of a virus and other than preventing infection topically, an antibiotic wouldn't do much.
I would highly recommend you get the worst one vet checked for an accurate diagnosis. You may be dealing with something highly contagious, possibly something they were exposed to before you got them.
It could also be something your other chickens are immune to, possibly having fully developed immune systems that are functioning well.
These growths sound like they might be an avian pox which can be spread by mosquito bites. All types of birds can get this pox and sometimes a mosquito will bite an infected bird, and then spread the disease to its next victim.
Getting the help of a good avian/poultry vet would be the best thing to help you know how to deal with this.
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