black spots on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigredsowner, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. bigredsowner

    bigredsowner In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    my rhode island red rooster has some black spots on his comb and face-- can anyone help me?
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    It could be dried scabs from fighting with another roo. or hen
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    make sure its not fowl pox (theres a link on here about it in the Poultry disease section (the site. not the forum) but you could probably do a search for fowl pox.
  4. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    mite be MITEs! :eek: Or chicken fleas which I just recently learned about, they get around the eyes and all over the comb and look like black spots. Hope you figure it out.
  5. bigredsowner

    bigredsowner In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    He is in a pen by himself so it can't be from another rooster or hen. But thanks anyway.
  6. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    probably fowl pox my entire flock had them last summer, I just let it run its course.
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Over the winter, I noticed that one or two or the girls would have some black spots on their combs from time to time. They always went away by themselves, and there was no lasting evidence. All the combs are fine now.
  8. karrie

    karrie In the Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    Sounds like Fowl Pox to me, too. All my chickens got it 2 years ago. We have so many mosquitos here, so I think that's where it came from. I watched my chickens all summer, so afraid the pox would get inside them. By mid fall, it all cleared up. Last summer they didn't get it at all. It's so ugly & I don't think you can do anything for it, just hope it doesn't get inside them. The mosquitos are already bad here this year, so I'm watching carefully again.

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