Black spots on Combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annetteu, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. annetteu

    annetteu In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2011
    My leghorns are starting to get black spots on their combs. Does anyone know if this is normal or could it be a parasite. At first it was just one or two now its five or six. I worry because I have been told comb do not grow back and I don't want them to be in any kind of danger. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Amigo

    Amigo Songster

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
    Fowlpox, put Iodine on their combs.
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    If there are alot of black spots, it could be fowl pox. I think they get it from mosquitos. It's something that they just have to get through, and there are no meds for it, but you can put something, like iodine (as another poster mentioned) on the spots to help them dry up and heal.

    Also, if your roosters are sparring with each other or fighting, those black spots could just be scabs.

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