Black spots on legs and head. What is it and how do I treat it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MargieM, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. MargieM

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    A couple of days ago I noticed that my 2 year old light Brahma hen, Annie had black spots on her legs and on her head. The spot on her head is swollen. What is this ailment and how do I treat it?
     
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  2. MargieM

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  3. MargieM

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    Nobody have any ideas? I hate not to do anything for her, but I don't know what's going on.
     
  4. LittleSticks

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    I wish I knew. My hens have developed tiny black spots on their combs. Aside from an occasional sneeze nothing has changed. I haven't found anything listing "black spots on comb" as a symptom.

    I've been waiting and watching, feeding yogurt, apple cider vinegar in the drinking water and keeping the coop clean.

    Hopefully someone will pipe up with an answer.
     
  5. MargieM

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    Well, thanks for looking and commenting! I was beginning to wonder if anyone was even seeing it.
     
  6. Purple Chicken

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    Hi ive only just joined up today but it sounds like theyve got fowl pox.Look it up its nothing to worry about.hope this helps.
     

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