Back scabs to white on pointed comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boat309, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. boat309

    boat309 In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2013
    south shore mass
    so I have a barred rock with a tall pointed comb and last week I noticed some black scabby things on the tips. I thought it was just dirt at first but then I got a hold of her. It couldn't be frostbite cus the lowest it's got is like 43f. So I thought it was from a pecking. But now about a week later the scabby things are gone and the tips are white??? Is that just how the comb heals???
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    It could have been an injury, like maybe he scraped it or something. If they're gone, I wouldn't worry. If you start noticing black scabs on your other chicken's combs and waddles, it could be fowl pox too. It's a virus that a chicken can get from a mosquito, then from eachother. It just has to run it's course. Kind of reminds me of chicken pox for people. :) Once they get over it, they are immune to it and won't get it again.

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