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Black, wart like things all over my chick's head

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This chick is about 10 weeks old. Raised by Mama & not as friendly as my brooder chicks usually are so he is kind of hard to get close to.

For a couple weeks I've noticed that his comb looked black but I figured it was just how he is. Today I got close enough to grab him & see. His whole comb and all of his head are covered with black, puffy things that look like warts.

Has anyone seen this? Any clues? I didn't have my phone so no pictures. What do you guys think?

I've been blessed by God with a wonderful husband who understands and supports my newly found chicken addiction, 2 (almost always) well behaved sons, and too many friends to count.

 

 Right now I have 18.  5 turned into roosters, so we need more hens!

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I've been blessed by God with a wonderful husband who understands and supports my newly found chicken addiction, 2 (almost always) well behaved sons, and too many friends to count.

 

 Right now I have 18.  5 turned into roosters, so we need more hens!

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Sounds like fowl pox. Will you ever be able to get pics? If you look up fowl pox in the search bar you will probably find pictures and you can see if they look like what your chicken has.

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I did a search & looked at a bunch of pictures. I'm pretty sure that's what it is. I'll try to get a hold of him again tomorrow & get a picture.

I've been blessed by God with a wonderful husband who understands and supports my newly found chicken addiction, 2 (almost always) well behaved sons, and too many friends to count.

 

 Right now I have 18.  5 turned into roosters, so we need more hens!

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I've been blessed by God with a wonderful husband who understands and supports my newly found chicken addiction, 2 (almost always) well behaved sons, and too many friends to count.

 

 Right now I have 18.  5 turned into roosters, so we need more hens!

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If it is fowl pox, read some of the threads on how to prevent and isolate.
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Originally Posted by sepaditty1 View Post

I did a search & looked at a bunch of pictures. I'm pretty sure that's what it is. I'll try to get a hold of him again tomorrow & get a picture.

Since there is no cure for fowlpox, and it is highly contagious, the best thing to do would be to make sure your flock's immune systems are well maintained. If it doesn't look like any of the other birds have the disease yet, you may still be able to vaccinate them to prevent the spread of the pox. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

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