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Black growth on chicken comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shintal, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. shintal

    shintal New Egg

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    I have 6 chickens that are 16 weeks old now. One of the buff orpington chickens has developed this crusty black grown on its comb and is otherwise healthy appearing. They have a large run and do no fight much. The other chickens do not have this problem. It almost looks like a tumor. What do you think it is? Should I be concerned?



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  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd stay on the look out.You never know they could be tusseling.Or try killing her.Looks like dry blood,but it may be some kind of fungi.
     
  3. dangercarrie

    dangercarrie Out Of The Brooder

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    Was it just sudden or a gradual amount of black? Peck marks or possibly fowl pox, which just has to run its course. Are you able to scrape some off to see if it's just blood?
     
  4. shintal

    shintal New Egg

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    I have two buffs, two australorps and two americauna. The smaller of the two buff orpingtons looks fine. I guess it could be fighting but it is not just dried blood.
     
  5. shintal

    shintal New Egg

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    The black spots seem to be gradually getting bigger.
     
  6. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it may be peeling skin,but make sure.I'd hate for soemthing bad to happen.
     
  7. dangercarrie

    dangercarrie Out Of The Brooder

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    It may also be fowl pox, which just has to run its course. You can help boost their immune system by adding raw apple cider vinegar to the water (1-2 tablespoons/gallon) and crushed garlic to their food.
     

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