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black sores on comb and wattles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justinschkz, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. justinschkz

    justinschkz Out Of The Brooder

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    can anyone tell me what are these black sores on my chickens combs and wattles? they have been there for a couple weeks. and all 27 of my chickens have them.
     
  2. PrincessKristin

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    [​IMG]I have same thing in my flock. It is fowlpox. No cure from what I hear but it runs it's course in about 4 weeks then they are immune for life like humans with chickenpox. I was told can put iodine on them ( make sure not in eyes) to dry them out. Good luck! I need some luck myself with it :( btw it is transmitted by misquotes from what I've read. :(
     
  3. justinschkz

    justinschkz Out Of The Brooder

    thanks alot was hoping it wasnt anything to serious. hopefully it will go away soon. goodluck with yours too!
     
  4. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our girls have them too. They seem to come and go, but they seem to be just spots...can't feel them at all...just patches of black skin.
     
  5. PrincessKristin

    PrincessKristin Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you, I'm new to all this and when I saw them it had me in panic.
     
  6. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe, ours had them when we brought them home. I figured they were just sort like freckles or moles. Wasn't till after I was reading through some other posts that I realized that's what it was. We even identified a couple of them due to where they were placed...then they went away and we didn't know who was who!
     
  7. PrincessKristin

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    That is why I put those plastic tie thingies on mines legs :) I have only three banded , two of my three r.i. reds.ones on the left leg the other on its right and no band on the third. Then I banded one of my two buff orps. All the rest of my flock is different from the rest of their flockmates.
     
  8. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, we were talking about that just a couple of days ago. Of our 6, two are lighter in color and one of those is at the bottom of the pecking order so she's got a few missing feathers...those two are easy to identify. Of the 4 that are about the same color, one has a large patch of light on her throat and one has a good sized V shape of light at the back of her head. So it's primarily the other two that we can't differentiate. One of these days, we'll get around to it, LOL
     

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