Black dots on comb, Wondering what it means.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenGirl.Cluck, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. ChickenGirl.Cluck

    ChickenGirl.Cluck Songster

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    My Buff Orpington I’ve had for about a year is getting small black dots on her comb and wattles, it’s only her and she’s acting like herself. I’m really not sure what to do about it, please help. (She is also molting but I don’t think that has anything to do with it)
     
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  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    It could be the begging of fowl poxs. Or it could be dried blood if the other chickens are pecking at her. Do you have any pictures?
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    It sounds like peck wounds. Pictures will help.
     
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  4. ChickenGirl.Cluck

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    Here is a picture.
     

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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    That looks more like fowl pox than peck wounds. There is no cure and it has to run its course.
    You can support with Poultry Nutri-drench in the water and monitor for signs that she is in respiratory distress if lesions form in her mouth.
    Is there any standing water near where the chickens are housed? I would do what you can to minimize mosquitoes.
     
  6. ChickenGirl.Cluck

    ChickenGirl.Cluck Songster

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    I don’t think any standing water but I’ll check thanks for the advice!
     
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  7. rbnk1

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    yup, looks like fowl pox, dobielover has good tips.
     
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  8. MallieJane

    MallieJane In the Brooder

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    My Mrs Tookey had this - Fowl Pox and shes fine now after it ran its course. Fingers crossed your girl is too. x
     
  9. cmfarm

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    Just keep an eye out for any secendary illness as it can weaken their immune systems.
     
  10. Ladies-Eight

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    I have several chickens with Fowl Pox. I am treating them. I hope they will be okay. Thank goodness you only have one chicken that needs treatment.
     

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