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Black and gray spots on comb and wattles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by prov31mom23, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. prov31mom23

    prov31mom23 In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2012
    We got 15 Black Australorps a week ago. The pullets have just started laying in the last couple of weeks. The rooster doesn't crow yet. They are about 6-7 months old.

    Today I noticed that several of the hens had either gray or black spots on their combs and/or wattles. I don't know if this is normal or is a cause for concern. What do you think?






  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
  3. farmtotable

    farmtotable Chirping

    Oct 7, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    My Coop
    I started noticing black spots similar to that on some of my roosters (we had a few too many boys in the last hatch out!), and the spots are from fighting with each other. You said they all just started laying? Maybe you don't have enough nesting boxes and they feel compelled to squabble over box rights?

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