black spots on chicken combs and waddles HELP HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenMommy, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP me please. My chickens have always been healthy and now I notice they have some black spots on their combs and wattles!!! What could this be? Please help me!
     
  2. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a form of chicken pox but its a poultry kind. Keep an eye on it but it should just go away.

    As far as I know its not lethal. My birds have had that before and they are fine. It comes and goes but like I said just keep an eye on it.

    Arklady
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Mine have this also. It does seem to come and go. I always thought
    it was just dirt or chicken poo. It happens mostly to my leghorns.
     
  4. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

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    My RIR roo has that too.. Very small black specks. I was wondering what they were...
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Avian Pox

    Here's some info, hope it helps!

    Dawn
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If they are just tiny, it's usually the birds getting their heads caught in stuff. Often they are just little scars and blood spots.
     
  7. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to rub Iodine on the spots?
    I am pretty sure its the pox.
    Will they be able to get it agian, or do they only get it once?
    How long will they have it?
    How did my chickens get this, I feel so bad for them and I am awfully upset about it.
     
  8. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  9. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens get black specks or spots on their combs from time to time and I know they are just scabs from small wounds. I've seen the injuries happen when they get scared and fly into the wire screening or something like that. They seem to injure their combs so easily. I see the little blood spots and later the black specks where the scabs form, so I know exactly what they are. However I've never seen black spots on their wattles. They don't usually injure those as easily.
     
  10. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are most definitely having fowl pox. Now that I've read that great link, I'll quit chasing them down and smearing neosporin on their combs and wattles! [​IMG] Hot Rod was not impressed with my medical efforts this morning!
     

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