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Blisters on a chicks comb!

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Hello! Today is noticed that one of my month old wyandotte chicks has small blisters on its comb. Acting, eating, and drinking funeral still. She came from a very good breeder that I have gotten many birds from in the past, so I don't think the problem is genetics. Thank you!


My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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Forgot to mention, that one is about 1 1/2 weeks older than the rest. Also, the other chicks look fine. Here is apicture of one of them:

My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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What height is your heat lamp at? When you mention blisters I automatically think of burns, although blisters can form from chafing too. Is the comb hot/warm to the touch? It honestly looks to me like a genetic issue with a cross between comb types, I've had some mutts with pretty wonky looking combs, but if you honestly don't believe it's a genetic issue it's pretty concerning to see a comb that disfigured.


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My name Is Chickengal505, but you can call me 505 . It's kind of like if James Bond came up with his code-name when he was twelve.
Before you criticize someone. You should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes
-Frieda Norris

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The heat lamp is too high up to burn them and it has a mesh over it to keep them from touching the bulb. As I said before the breeder is very good. Also, the bumps appeared 2 days ago, so its not a birth deffect. Could it be something like fowel poxs? I hope not, but I don't want my flock to get infected from it. Thanks for you for your help!

My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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Originally Posted by Chickengal505 View Post
 

What height is your heat lamp at? When you mention blisters I automatically think of burns, although blisters can form from chafing too. Is the comb hot/warm to the touch? It honestly looks to me like a genetic issue with a cross between comb types, I've had some mutts with pretty wonky looking combs, but if you honestly don't believe it's a genetic issue it's pretty concerning to see a comb that disfigured.

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  It looks like normal "bumps" on a comb. If I'm not mistaken, if she is a Wyandotte she will have a rose comb which is shaped like the one in question. Your "comparison" picture looks more like a pea  comb. 

 

Here are some comb styles:

http://104homestead.com/feather-patterns-comb-styles/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-9-comb-types

 

Fowl pox is generally transmitted by mosquitoes and the dry form will be like black spots. Wet form will be lesions.

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html

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I was also looking for an answer today we notice white spots on the comb of one of our sussex hens and she seems to be shaking her head alot. I do not know if it is the same but I am very concerned. Any info would be appreciated.
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I was also looking for an answer today we notice white spots on the comb of one of our sussex hens and she seems to be shaking her head alot. I do not know if it is the same but I am very concerned. Any info would be appreciated.


Can you post a photo of the white spots?

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My chicks comb has turned mostly black at this point but the bulbs are the same size. And they are pure bred wyandottes for sure, I have no doubt about their genetics. Thank you for your help!

My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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Originally Posted by chickens102403 View Post

My chicks comb has turned mostly black at this point but the bulbs are the same size. And they are pure bred wyandottes for sure, I have no doubt about their genetics. Thank you for your help!

Perhaps if you will post an updated photo we will be happy to take a look:)

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