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Combs have black spots

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
What could this be? It's on several of my chickens...
post #2 of 6

Your chickens got freeze comb. If you want to protect their combs, put petroleum jelly on their combs each night when they got to roost. Hope this helps!:)

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2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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post #3 of 6

Looks like pecking to me.

 

Pox could be another possibility but it's not frostbite or else the tips would be dark gray to black as the tips would get frozen first.

 

My bet is on pecking or dirt.

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You win some and lose some. When at first you don't succeed: try... try... try... try and try again.

 

How to Provide Emergency and Supportive Care        

Maintaining a Healthy Flock

Chicken Injuries & Diseases

Poop Chart 

Emergency Helpful References & Links

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post #4 of 6
I agree its from pecking my hens have it and it has not got below freezing so no way its frost bite.
post #5 of 6

I thought it was freeze comb since my friends chickens (Mine are easter eggers so they dont get freeze comb) had the exact same thing, except it was on the tips too. Sorry, my bad :idunno.

2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Okay, thanks! I didn't think it was frostbite because the roosters have enormous combs and they don't have it. But I AM thankful for the petroleum jelly tip -- I'm sure we will need it!
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