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Wondering what this is?

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Does anyone know what this is? And a possible cure?
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You'd probably be better off posting in the Emergencies section (Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures), but I'll try to help here.

 

This looks like Fowl Pox to me. Alternatively, it could just be scratches on the comb, but it looks more like Fowl Pox. Fowl pox is a viral disease carried by mosquitoes that causes lesions and scabs on the combs, face, and sometimes other bare areas of chickens. It isn't usually deadly or serious, unless it is the "wet" form, which invades the trachea. This looks like the "dry" form. The disease will run its course in about 4-6 weeks. To help the scabs go away, you can dab them with iodine. Make sure the bird stays as stress-free as possible (plenty of good food, water, and space).

 

Here's a good article on Fowl Pox for further reading:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox

 

Good luck with your chicken! She should be fine.:)

Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

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Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

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I am by no means a vet, but it looks to me like Avian pox.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox

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