black specks on roosters comb & waddle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MsBentleyboy, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Kentucky girl
    I have noticed that my rooster is getting some small black specks on his comb and waddle. I recently sold 3 other roosters and before they left I noticed they also had some black spots. It almost looks like tar and very small ... does this sound normal?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Look close and see if it is tiny black mites or scabs.
  3. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Kentucky girl
    If it IS a scab...what would it be from? I will look to see if there is any movement for mites but I really don't think so.
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Can you post a picture?
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Buffalo/Turkey Gnats??
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    if you could post a picture that would help...if not...go to google and do an image search for fowl pox..

    Fowlpox is a worldwide disease of poultry caused by viruses of the family Poxviridae and the genus Avipoxvirus. The viruses causing fowlpox are distinct from one another but antigenically similar, possible hosts including chickens, turkeys, quail, canaries, pigeons, and many other species of birds. There are two forms of the disease. The first is spread by biting insects (especially mosquitoes) and wound contamination and causes lesions on the comb, wattles, and beak. Birds affected by this form usually recover within a few weeks

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