Unusual Fowl Pox

Mrs. Pickles still has fowl pox.  She develops a lesion and it falls off about once a month.  This has been going on for 6 months.  I need advice.

In photos from October, a spot is clearly visible (although tiny) in the same place a lesion appeared in December.  Is it just a spot where the skin was already damaged or is it the beginning of a lesion?  There are two spots which appear on the bottom of her eyelid in previous photos that are now becoming nasty lesions.  Those spots were not present on photos from September.

Does anyone else have a case of recurrent fowl pox in their flock?  With only one chicken?  With lesions around the eye?  With the worst lesions just one side of the face?  With lesions that appear to be of two different types?  With some lesions developing two months after they appear as tiny specks?

At this point, I’m frustrated.

Studies about fowl pox in backyard flocks are nearly absent from the literature because they aren’t considered economically important.  What about being socially important?  I guess backyard flocks are not visible or numerous enough to contribute much value to science.

Please add anything to this list of terms I’ve searched for in various combinations & hopefully it will guide someone to this post:

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