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Black Australorp Cockerels-Have Bumps on their Combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jackiehick, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. jackiehick

    jackiehick New Egg

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    We have about 10 Black Australorp cockerels that we are feeding out for the freezer. We incubated them ourselves from our own flock. They have developed some wort-looking bumps on their combs. It has been extremely hot here lately in East Texas. I need some idea if this is a serious condition or not. Their combs are also not bright red or waxy. I have been feeding them Game Bird crumbles, very high in protein for about 2 months.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. jackiehick

    jackiehick New Egg

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    Yes, that picture resembles what my chickens look like. I read the info you referenced; However, I am wondering if it is OK to dress these chickens out for our freezer once they are healed up. ?
     
  4. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Perfectly ok. Fowl pox is not transmitted to humans
     

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