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Black Spots on Rooster's Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tanner17567, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. tanner17567

    tanner17567 New Egg

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    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]
     
  2. tanner17567

    tanner17567 New Egg

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    Another picture [​IMG]
     
  3. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://animals.mom.me/chicken-comb-spot-disease-2116.html

    You would need to do research. This link is useful for explaining types. Do these match what you see?
    Also, if it is frostbite, the black spots are dead tissue. It will come off if it is frostbite. It looks more like frostbite than fowl pox, but you are the one with the bird and will have the best observations to make the call yourself. From the picture, it looks like frostbite. Pick him up and see if the "spots" will come off.
     
  4. tanner17567

    tanner17567 New Egg

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    Oh I hope so! I'll see if he'll let me try to rub one off.
     

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