Black dots on Roos Comb Picture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by write2caroline, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo has these black dots and the other day someone else had posted - Finally I got a good picture of it.

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    We have mosquitos' here in Jacksonville.

    Someone said it could be nothing, dried blood, or pox.

    Thought I would follow up and ask now I have pictures!

    Caroline
    Jax FL
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone around today? I guess everyone is out shopping! Or returning and shopping!
    Caroline
     
  3. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Fowl pox will give your chickens horrible black spots on the comb but that's not what I think it is... I think he got pricked by something and those are scabs. Try researching fowl pox a bit more though... I'd hate to totally dismiss it.
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Will do that.

    I only heard about it when I was asking another question and someone posted about black dots and I realized mine had some too but there were no pictures. It made me concerned.

    Caroline
     
  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    It looks pretty normal to me.

    From what I have seen, fowl pox is wart like oozy gross scabs. [​IMG]
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
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    My SLW roo has those too, and has for a long time. I think the girls just like to peck his comb... [​IMG]
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Our flock just went through a bout of fowl pox, and from what I observed, the way the lesions look changes during the course of the disease. I first noticed whitish areas on our chickens' combs, then black spots, which then progressed to swollen, oozy lesions, then crusty scabs that slowly got smaller and disappeared.

    From the picture, it could be the beginning stages of fowl pox, or it could be just pecks from another chicken or some other kind of injury. You just need to watch and see what happens.
     
  8. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
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    Quote:Black spots or not he sure is a handsome fella!
     

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