Black Spots on Combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Orit, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Orit

    Orit Chirping

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    Hello,
    4 of my 6 hens have these black spots on their combs. Any idea what they might be? (mites? lice?...) and what I can do to treat? Pictures are attached.
    Thanks in advance! IMG_4551.JPG fullsizeoutput_19e64.jpeg fullsizeoutput_19e5f.jpeg fullsizeoutput_19e60.jpeg IMG_4550.JPG
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    They've been been hen pecked!
     
  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    I agree
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    or rooster pecked during mating.
     
  5. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    Peck spots like the others said.
     
  6. HeyHo

    HeyHo Songster

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    Mine all have those right now, too! Dissent in the ranks. Don't you just want to clean them and moisturize those lovely combs so that they are the bright red, supple combs of summer?!? I cannot wait for spring!
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the others. I think they are ok.
     
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  8. Orit

    Orit Chirping

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    Oh - thank goodness!!! And all this time I thought they got along grandly :). I've only witnessed one of them (the old lady of the flock) peck at the others in her pecking order way. But that's only when someone is crowding her space while she is trying to be the first to get to the food :). OK - thanks for all the replies! I'm so glad it's nothing medical. And again, I learn something new!
     
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  9. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

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