Black spots on rooster's face?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kattington, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. kattington

    kattington In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014

    My little bantam rooster has these blacks spots all over his face. A bunch of the hens have them too, but his is the worst. He is acting completely normal.

  2. nchls school

    nchls school Songster

    Apr 22, 2015
    As I look at the wattles I see some white around the edges of the black. My first thought is frostbite. But there is black spot on the face too and around the eyes-Possibly parasites. If you have other roosters is could be dried blood from fighting.

    I think I see another rooster in the background-Rub those areas with vaseline.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It looks to me like peck marks from the other chickens. Blood dries jet black on the comb and wattles. Have they been fighting him?
  4. kattington

    kattington In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014
    I haven't seen them fight, and we don't have another rooster. The hens all think he is a very annoying little man lol, so maybe they are picking on him? I will try separating him from the hens for a while to see if he heals up. I'll also check into possible parasites just in case.

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