black sports on roos comb and wattles?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Countrypunk92, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,279
    26
    208
    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    I have a big cochin roo who has black spots on his comb and wattles, he does have lice Which im treating for now, anny ideas of what it is?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    8,565
    137
    316
    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    If you could post a pic, that would help.

    It could be fowl pox, which chickens get from mosquitos. There isn't a medication for it, it just has to run it's course, but you could put some ointment on the spots, if they look painful or irritated.

    It could also just be scabs from an injury, or maybe even from the lice.....
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    34,028
    451
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I agree. If it's fowl pox, the spots will "magically" disappear at around 3 weeks. A little antibiotic ointment might prevent a secondary infection, or you can just watch them.
     
  4. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,279
    26
    208
    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    Thank you guys, This was very helpful. poor guy. It kinda looks like scabs...He prolly got it from Bubz, My cochin bantam who my LF Cochin is afraid of...[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by