Here another pictureView attachment 1599512 View attachment 1599513 View attachment 1599514 View attachment 1599515 Please help! Most of my chickens have these black dots on their combs. I know it’s not frostbite because it’s staying about 40-20 degrees and their coop is insulated. I also an neurotic about cleaning the coop out. Any help would be appreciated!
We haven’t had mosquitos for months. I live in NY and it’s stayed about 20-30 the past couple months and just warmed up to 40 todayFowl Pox from mosquitos .... There are two types, yours is the "dry" it will run it's course, allow scabs to fall off on it's own, check around for standing water & you could spray around for mosquitos, this is the one I rather deal with & have on several occasions. Then there's the "wet" which is harder to deal with & I'm not familiar with much but know it causes alot more health issues. I know that you need to check in the birds mouth, down it's throat you may see a yellow glob, affects their eating/drinking and think they feel alot more ill.
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Yikes ok, it’s been raining so much here lately so the ground has been very wetIf there's standing water around, larva's hatching. We don't see them but they're around. I don't see them out either but I get bit Hate them, last night I was laying on the couch watch TV, my hand started itching. Didn't see a thing but then the welt formed. About that time I saw one flying by ... Had Hubby get off his chair & we hunted that thing down It's dead
Yes they stay in their run more now because the winds are awful so I enclosed the run to block the wind.I tend to agree that it might be peck marks. They look black while fowl pox can appear beige to dark brown, almost black. Sometimes it is hard to tell without clearer pictures, and it helps to know that you haven’t had mosquitoes for some time now. Are they staying inside the coop more now that it has become cold outside?