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Black spots on hen's comb and wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynch5600, May 4, 2016.

  1. lynch5600

    lynch5600 New Egg

    May 4, 2016
    One of my daughters Barred Rocks developed black spots on her comb about a week ago. They have gotten bigger and almost look scabby and now we are noticing them starting on her wattle. Two days ago we notice the same small black spots on her Red Sex Link's comb. I have tried looking them up and the closest thing I can come up with is possible fowl pox? I have attached photos of both of them. The close ups are of the Red Sex Link. Any ideas what this might be and how we can treat it?[​IMG]



  2. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2012
    Following. As I have noticed a few on mine. :/
  3. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    I see them on some of my hens also.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Yes, mine as well. Those are bite marks from other chickens. When they spar for treats or the feed bowl, many times the beak is aimed at the comb. If the comb bleeds, it leaves those black marks or dots.
  5. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2012

    Wow! Good to know! Thanks!

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