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black spot on the cone of my rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hammonds, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. hammonds

    hammonds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed that my rooster has black spots on his cone. I was just wondering if it is some kind of disease and if my other chickens can catch it? And if anyone knows a cure for it.
     
  2. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Coneheads?
    Do they come from France?
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    Sorry, had to be done.
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Is it like a scab on his comb? It might just be from fighting, that's the usual cause.
     
  4. hammonds

    hammonds Out Of The Brooder

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    no it is black spots
     
  5. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    mosquitos, they bite them and they get Poultry pox, not dangerous, but looks upgly. I usually leave my girls combs alone but have installed a bug light in the coop.
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Frost bite?
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It's called Fowl Pox and is carried by mosquitos. It can get a bit ugly but rarely turns into anything serious. There is dry fowl pox and wet fowl pox. The wet type is more serious...even deadly...and gets in their mouth and throat.

    Typically, the black spot kind is the dry pox.
     
  8. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes sorry Fowl pox..I knew I had it somewhat right..
     
  9. hammonds

    hammonds Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone for your help
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It may be nothing more than peck marks and dried blood. Unless the spots are wart like, I would not say it's fowl pox.
     

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