Black Spots on My Chickens Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Karen711, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Karen711

    Karen711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven chickens and two have black spots on their combs. If it's pox is it serious?? Or is there something I should do?? First time chicken owner and this is second issue I have had. I posted the other one as well but hoping for some info about this too please.
    Any info is sooooo appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like Dry Fowl Pox.

    Dry Fowl Pox is a viral disease and there are no effective treatments for viral diseases, especially viral diseases in chickens.

    Dry Fowl Pox is usually not fatal.

    However it will stay in the chickens' body for as long as that chicken lives.

    if you are serious about the health of your birds, in the future you may want to look into vaccinating your birds.

    Eliminating mosquito breeding habitats may also help.
     
  3. Karen711

    Karen711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that dry pox starts with white yellowish spots these did not. Just appeared and were black. Thankyou for answering. I will research it more :)
     
  4. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Can you post a pic? It could be just from peeking. It would help to see it.
     
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  5. ramsburgchicken

    ramsburgchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Whoa.. Whoa.. Whoa. Pox?! [​IMG] Na. They're scabs. Your chickens have been bickering and as the wounds heal on their combs and waddles they form black scabs and go away. Here's a pic of Oreo, she has two left over from her last scrap. And she absolutely doesn't have pox! Your chicken will be fine. [​IMG]
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  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. Karen711

    Karen711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I will post a pic today thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. sammyrose

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    [​IMG] my rooster and two hens have these black spots. Is it deadly/contagious to them or to humans? Is it possible to prevent it from spreading? Please help. First time I've experienced this.
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That looks like a wound from being pecked.
     
  10. sammyrose

    sammyrose New Egg

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    [​IMG] here's another image
     

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