Black spots on my hens combs

Marinasopho

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Nov 24, 2020
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Hello this is my first ever flock of hens. I see now for two days that some of them have black spots on their combs. I went to the vet showed them a photo , and they didn’t have a clue. I’ll post the photos here. Please help. I’m worried about my girls. They eat and move fine. No problem no changes in behavior or
 

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Isaac 0

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It appears to be dirt, I would take a damp cloth, and try to see if it comes off. You can actually see the dirt/debris accumulating in some parts. I believe frostbite would be more focused on the tips, as that is the case with most birds.
 

Marinasopho

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Nov 24, 2020
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It appears to be dirt, I would take a damp cloth, and try to see if it comes off. You can actually see the dirt/debris accumulating in some parts. I believe frostbite would be more focused on the tips, as that is the case with most birds.
Thank you. Yesterday I was putting coconut oil and my hands were getting dark. I’ll try what you said and I hope that’s it. I read about frostbite and one person close to us , that has chickens said it’s not too cold yet.
 

natalie327

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Could it be fowl pox? Mine have had that before but it appears more spotted/ scabby than the simply smudged gray color of comb from your photo. I hope it is just dirt, but if it happens to be fowl pox, no worries, my chickens overcame it just fine and continued to lay eggs and behave normally throughout. I just gave them additional protein (their own eggs, scrambled) as I read online :p Good luck!
 

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