black spot on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by l'abeille, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 month old BA hen has developed a black spot on her comb. It's similar to a beauty mark or mole. Is there any reason to be concerned? She is fine otherwise.
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you show us a picture?
     
  3. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That maybe fowl poxs .not sure but that is how it starts .Picture would be nice .
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Could be a few things.

    Possibly a little frostbite? Is it on the tip of the Comb?

    It could be dried blood.




    Is it raised up, or is it flat?
     
  5. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a picture right now. I will try to take one. It is a raised spot not on the tip of the comb. thanks for helping me!
     
  6. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definatly need a pix. could be Pox or frostbite or just a peck from another hen [​IMG]
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  7. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine has little spots too but definately not frost bite here in Florida!
    Caroline
     
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    If cold weather isn't a problem that leaves two alternatives. Injury or fowl pox. If it's dried blood (looks black) it will wash off easily.
     
  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is fowl pox a infestation like a flea or an illness?
    CAL

    [​IMG] [/img] You can't really see it here I will have to try to take a close up - byw I am not the original poster I just also had the same question - her bird might be exposed to frost bite.
    CAL
     
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  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fowl pox is a virus - and actually acts a little like the human form of chicken pox. But in chickens, it's largely spread by mosquitoes. They get the lesions, and it runs its course, but it needs to be watched for wet pox (which can often be deadly) and secondary infections which can cause blindness or other obvious problems. Fowl pox can also be vaccinated for with little cost.

    If your chicken had fowl pox, it would probably have more than one bump.
     

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