Black spot on comb and molting?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ycornelis, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. ycornelis

    ycornelis In the Brooder

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    I have attached a pic, not sure if I should be worried or this is normal? I live in NW North Carolina and we have had a massive amount of snow so far this year. She is not the alpha...Feathers missing around her neck...molting? Thanks in advance, I am the Biddie Newbie. Bella 1.jpg
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    Frostbite?? Scab from being pecked by other chickens? Check and see if the black spot is a scab. If so, nothing to worry about.
     
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  3. ycornelis

    ycornelis In the Brooder

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    No rooster, only one other coop mate-another hen of same age and type.
     
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  4. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    looks like she is molting, I see feathers growing back under her wattles
    The black spot looks like a peck mark to me
     
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