BLACK AREAS ON COMBS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dadsgirl, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some of my roosters and hens are getting black areas on their combs, it is not mites, does anyone know what this might be? what causes it ? and what to do for it??

    thanks, angie
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Small flat black areas on the comb are usually akin to bruises. They get them from banging into something and pecks from the other chickens.
    Raised black areas that look pus-filled can be fowl pox. You can do a search here on BYC about fowl pox.
    ETA: Here's what fowl pox looks like: https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-diseases-AvianPox.html
     
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  3. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    a picture would help a lot, but it might be frost bite.
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be frostbite if it has been cold there, but pic;s would help
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    frost bite in Florida ? Does it get that cold ?
     

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