Back scabs to white on pointed comb

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

  1. boat309

    boat309 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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