Black spots on comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karri25, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At first I thought this was just dirt but now it is getting worse and I don't think it's dirt. There is even a spot on his wattle. Does anyone know what this is, how he got it, if it will spread, and ho wto treat it????
    Thanks so much! I am very worried:(
     
  2. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going through this myself.

    dlhunicorn sent me this link.

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/204801.htm


    Three other threads are going on about this same thing. Your chicken has fowl pox.



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9018

    this is my thread about it.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=74505#p74505


    and then dhlunicorn sent me this advice.

    "well...I would take a poo sample in (an ample one)...even on medicated feed every now and then one will still be overcome with the cocci and need a therapeutic med to deal with it...I would separate the worst ones you are worried about ... diligently treating the sores with iodine and give them (and the whole flock) a good complete poultry supplement like AviaCharge 2000 or failing that one of the Poultry Booster ones (watch out ...they have one with medication in it and you do not want that one)...before you apply the iodine you may want to flush with an antiseptic such as diluted novalsan but if you do not have it it is no big deal. main thing is is to try and give them the best supportive therapy... take steps to prevent dehydration (set out watermelon and such)... and offer free choice yogurt (be diligent in offering it in the morning or evening and not letting it sit out all day as it will "spoil".


    I also am putting coronado cream on their combs. I have a pic of Foggy from when this first started in my thread. He now has the black spots of which you speak. You need to seperate this chicken from the rest.
     
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  3. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the help. I still have a few questions. First of all they were all vaccinated. Is it still normal for them to acquire fowl pox? Also, how do we treat it especially if he's already been vaccinated? Is it absolutely fowl pox or is there some other disease that has similar symptoms? Also the ones on his comb are barely noticable and aren't raised. He does have anew spot though on his wattle that looks like it is sore.
     
  4. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I can't answer those questions but Im sure someone else can. dlhunicorn helped me with those.
     
  5. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THank you for your help, I think I am going to cry. Will it go away? I mean if I put on the iodine and seperate him and treat for cocci and all?? He is so beautiful, this is so sad to me.
     
  6. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah but it will take time. Foggy has been going through this for a few weeks now. Rocky just had it for one week. Hers wasn't so bad. Rowdy never got it.

    edited to add: my other 21 chickens didn't get it. Of course they are much younger than my three that have it. I am deligintly (sp?) watching them.
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are you sure it's not just blood spots? When they get pecked by another bird, that spot that bled turns black on the comb or wattles. Happens all the time around here.
     
  8. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey! That would be great! Try washing it with warm water and see what happens! I wish I were so lucky.
     
  9. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And where am I going put him? I don't have a "quarantine" area. Do you have any ideas as to how to build a quickie place? I aman idiot with making things, it liked to have killed me to build the coop. And are my girls safe? They were all vaccinated? I am sorry to ask so much. I really do appreciate your help.
    Is yours getting better?
     
  10. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to wash them off (crossing fingers and praying) whenmy hubby gets home so thta he hold my little muscle man down!!! I'll keep you posted.
    Cheri, I am sooooo glad to hear that yours are getting better. The good news in all of thi sis that it isn't that bad right now so it will be easier to get rid of than some of the terrible pictures I've seen of the disease!
     

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