Black spots on hens waddles and comb ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultrykeeper08, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    A freind of mine has a hen that has black spots on the hens waddles and comb . He said the hen can barely stand and when it does he said it seems like it has any balance . Any ideas on what this could be ?
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Fowl Pox?
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    My roo had some teeny black spots and when I tried to check them out, I found out they were little scabs from a run in with the neighboring roo (they were fighting thru the pen)...

    But if she is having trouble standing, it has to be more than love bites...
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    could be bugs..could be Pox..
    see if the spots rub off.
    as far as the weakness...need more info..
    describe the droppings..color and consistency.
    what all are they fed?
    do they have clean water at all times?
    have they been wormed?
    treated for mites?
    get vitamins?
    oyster shell?

    Pox is usually carried by clean up any standing water in the area..
    dust for mites..
    if they are being bothered by mosquitoes at night..they might not be getting enough sleep..
    but check for the other questions..
    the hen might be weak from lack of nutrition, worms, and mites.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008

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