I am new to this and hopefully it is making sense.
Edited by gill78 - 11/8/15 at 12:46pm
I am a first time poster on here and I am not sure I am doing things right.
I have 10 hens and noticed over the last few days 3 of my hens have started to develop black marks on their wattles and combs. They look like sores, but they don't seem to bleed and when washed, they do not wash off as a scab would. They are not containing puss and don't look infected.
Can anyone offer help and advice?
It looks like a mild case of pox. They should recover with no adverse effects. They will acquire a partial immunity to it from this point forward, meaning they will never get as bad as they are now should they get it in the future. Dry pox is aesthetically displeasing, but not a big deal. Wet pox is where you have to worry.