Black spots on comb....NOT FROSTBITE....photo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicklette 1, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have these black spots on the combs of several of my birds. They are inside with some heat so it cannot be frostbite. Any ideas what this is?[​IMG]
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like "peck" marks to me! Anyone else?
     
  3. The Mama Chicken

    The Mama Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be fowl pox, but probably just peck marks. [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    They are being pecked. Make sure there's enough room for them in their coop to roost. They will also peck each other for the "best seat in the house," when they go in for the night, a pecking order issue...which is normal.
     
  5. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your responses but he has been in a cage all alone so I guess I'd better look into fowl pox. Anyone know anything about it?
     

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