Black growth on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Belbris, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Belbris

    Belbris Chirping

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    1E1956CA-AF72-499D-BB47-8FE2A3CC085F.jpeg ive noticed one of our hens has black growth on its comb. Do I need to do anything? She has recently finished moulting (it’s winter here) and hasn’t resumed laying yet. Otherwise normal behaviour, energy, eating, pooping etc.
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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    In the first photo is just looks like a scab.
    The second photo, is there feathers/debris on the scab/growth or is it growing that way?


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  3. Eggcessive

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    In the first photo, it looks like a single fowl pox scab, like the only case I have had. But the fuzziness in the close-up is puzzling. So I cannot say if it is a cyst or what. I would watch it to see if it grows.
     
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  4. Belbris

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    It appears to be growing that way ... very hard to see without zooming in on a photo though.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    So it's growing with fuzz on it? Don't believe I've ever seen anything like that.
     
  6. Belbris

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    Actually I think it was debris ... my daughter pulled the tiny feather off it this morning. So it must have just got stuck in the scab (assuming that’s what it is).
     
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    That's good LOL I was getting really curious about that. If it was a scab and no other chickens pick at it, you should see that healing up soon.
     

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