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Black spots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DesiLee13, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. DesiLee13

    DesiLee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone identify what is on my chicken's comb?[​IMG]
     
  2. andysgirl

    andysgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    They may just be scabs.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    It's just some dead skin. It will eventually come off on its own. No worries! [​IMG]
     
  4. battagliac

    battagliac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like some dried blood to me--possibly internal. Do you have other roosters? If so, it probably came from fight or peck or maybe just from hitting something. Just keep an eye on it and look for an avian vet if it gets worse. and doesn't clear up .
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. DesiLee13

    DesiLee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, we ended up with 3 roosters even though two of them were supposed to be pullets. I didn't intend for any of my chickens to end up as dinner, but the boy in the picture is somewhat of a bully. We are building a new coop that will give everyone a ton more space, so hopefully things will get better. Thanks for everyone's help.
     

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