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Black Spots on Rooster's Comb

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tanner17567, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. tanner17567

    tanner17567 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2016
    Montpelier, Va
    My Coop
    Hi there! I'm getting my first hens tomorrow (a beautiful laying flock of 8 ladies) and picked up my rooster today. But he has black spots on his comb! The woman said she thought it was frostbite, but I don't want to introduce my brand new girls to a sick rooster. Can anyone confirm this is frostbite and not pox? I have a bad feeling this is not frostbite... And should I try to find a place for him away from the hens until I can find someone to take him. I really don't want to get any hens sick. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
  2. tanner17567

    tanner17567 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2016
    Montpelier, Va
    My Coop
    Oops! Sorry this went to New Member Intros. I meant to post in the appropriate forum. Doh!

    I'm getting my first chickens tomorrow and I've used this page as a research resource and figured it was about time I join. Thanks!!! [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think it is fowl pox also, frostbite wouldn't be spread around so much, even near his beak. He would mainly have the tips of his comb blackened because they are farthest from the heat source (his head)

    Would the lady take him back?

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