black spoted combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by couvgirls, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. couvgirls

    couvgirls New Egg

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    My chicks have black spots on their combs. I thought it was dirt and then noticed more than one has it. I have not tried anything. Any suggestions?
     
  2. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you live in a cold climate?
    Check for mites and fleas
    Take a picture and post it
     
  3. PrincessKristin

    PrincessKristin Out Of The Brooder

    I am just getting my flock over fowl pox, it could be that ( no cure ) not fatal unless its wet pox ( inside mouth and down throat ) here is a pic of what my buff orp Bertha looked like.the black spots will fall off in 3-4 weeks then they are immune for life, and yes eggs still eatable. :) [​IMG] p.s. iodine will help dry it faster someone told me here and it worked! Not in eyes though. I sure hope your flock feels better.
    Kristin
     
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  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    if the birds are dark they get black spots on their combs.
     
  5. couvgirls

    couvgirls New Egg

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    Here is a picture of my chicken:

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    What do you think it is?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe one down near the end of his wattle looks like it could be. If it doesn't wash off then I would go with fowl pox.
     
  7. couvgirls

    couvgirls New Egg

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    Thank you for your help. I was thinking it was fowl pox but the spots are not wort like. i am glad it will go away and is not life threatning.
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most commonly the pox spots look like a fungus or moldy circle. This year I have just had some odd looking manifestations of the pox...but these have been in my birds that do not have normal combs.
     
  9. upitty

    upitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you ask me it just looks like caked dirt. If your chickens free range through a garden then don't be too worried. Like the previous post, just try and wash it off. If it is dirt then don't worry. Your chicken won't be bothered by it and you don't have to wash it off.
     
  10. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    It does not look like pox. It could be, however doubtful. It looks like a dirty comb, or a comb that is stressed by pecking, biting, lice, etc..wash it with soap and water, apply oil and take another picture. compare the pictures. Hopefully it looks better, cleaner. Spray Neem oil on roosts and that should help.
     

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