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Some of our girls have black patches on their combs. I suspect it to be fowl pox but I am not sure . Any help would be greatly appreciated .
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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

No that is not fowl pox. That is from aggression from anther bird. They tend to go after others combs and bite or peck at them for various reasons. 

 

Fowl Pox comes in the form of wet or dry pox. The dry version looks like wart/blisters on the comb, face and wattles. The wet form grows lesions in the mouth and esophagus. Fowl Pox is a virus and generally the dry form allows the birds to heal after a few weeks of feeling lousy. The wet form is not so easy to survive and many times they do die.

 

But what you have here is aggression. Make sure you have plenty of space in the coop and run, 5 square feet in the coop and 10 square feet in the run. Make sure you have a few different places to eat and drink so there is not so much competition, and try to figure out who the bully is. They may need to be separated out for a spell or on a permanent basis.

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Thank you very much for the help
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Hello frow.gif and welcome to BYC!
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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