In the Brooder
- May 19, 2017
I noticed my BCM rooster has black crusty areas on his comb & wattle. My BCM hen has a more solid black to her comb and wattle without crusts. They are healthy and active. She has laid an egg every day for the past three weeks with the exception of skipping a day a week after she started laying. They are about 9 months old. No black on any of my other chickens. It hasn't been cold enough for frostbite. Normal poop other than last night when I picked them up it was like undigested crumbles with grass in it. (I think I scared it out of them ; ) ) Any ideas what this is or if I should be worried? I'm new to chicken keeping so any advise would be appreciated.