Black spot getting bigger!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jazmine, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Jazmine

    Jazmine New Egg

    Jul 25, 2016


    Hi all!

    I am new here and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about the black soot on my chickens comb? These photos are over 2 weeks and as you can see the spot is much bigger! I had thought it was fowl pox but my other hens are all fine.

    She seems okay in herself, can still get on top of her coop, but I'm really worried about this spot :(
    Any ideas?
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2015
    North Dakota
    It could be blood. My bantam rooster gets picked on by a hen and he gets spots on his comb
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It does look a bit like fowl pox, a virus that can last 2-3 weeks, but peck wounds can also resemble pox. Peck wounds are usually very black, while pox can turn from tan into dark brown- black. Peck wounds can take a month or more to heal.

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