Are these black barnacles normal?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by R.M. Hens, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal for Royal Palm poults? Most of the barnacles are black, but some look like scabs. She is the worse out of 5, but a couple of my other poults have some too. Hopefully the pics help. Also, her toe nail is missing. Should I do something? She is not showing any symptoms that something is wrong. Poop is normal. Eating and drinking like no bodies business.

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    Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, not barnacles. I meant to say carnacles.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    No, I raise RP's & have never seen that. Maybe blackhead? I hope someone can help!
     
  4. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOT BLACKHEAD! black head should not be the #1 recommendation. if you don't know, don't automatically come out with that.

    Being that they are healthy other wise (ie not losing weight, not listless, ect), i would be more prone to think along the lines of a pox.
     
  5. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh....Fowl pox is my guess too. Other than vaccinating my whole flock, will treating with the antibiotic Duramycin work before I have to vaccinate? We have had rain everyday here in Louisiana for 2 weeks, so mosquitos* are having a field day. We just moved the poults kennel to a new spot and added sand to the bottom. Tomorrow we will be spraying and dusting for flys. Any other recommendations?

    Thanks
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:EXCUSE ME!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:EXCUSE ME!

    Well, try not to let it happen again! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] What were you thinking?
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Well, looked like pimples to me! [​IMG]
     
  10. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol big nasty blackheads hehe
     

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