Blisters on a chicks comb!

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  1. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Today is noticed that one of my month old wyandotte chicks has small blisters on its comb. Acting, eating, and drinking funeral still. She came from a very good breeder that I have gotten many birds from in the past, so I don't think the problem is genetics. Thank you!
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  2. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to mention, that one is about 1 1/2 weeks older than the rest. Also, the other chicks look fine. Here is apicture of one of them:
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  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What height is your heat lamp at? When you mention blisters I automatically think of burns, although blisters can form from chafing too. Is the comb hot/warm to the touch? It honestly looks to me like a genetic issue with a cross between comb types, I've had some mutts with pretty wonky looking combs, but if you honestly don't believe it's a genetic issue it's pretty concerning to see a comb that disfigured.
     
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    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The heat lamp is too high up to burn them and it has a mesh over it to keep them from touching the bulb. As I said before the breeder is very good. Also, the bumps appeared 2 days ago, so its not a birth deffect. Could it be something like fowel poxs? I hope not, but I don't want my flock to get infected from it. Thanks for you for your help!
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like normal "bumps" on a comb. If I'm not mistaken, if she is a Wyandotte she will have a rose comb which is shaped like the one in question. Your "comparison" picture looks more like a pea comb.

    Here are some comb styles:
    http://104homestead.com/feather-patterns-comb-styles/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-9-comb-types

    Fowl pox is generally transmitted by mosquitoes and the dry form will be like black spots. Wet form will be lesions.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     
  6. esquire22210

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    I was also looking for an answer today we notice white spots on the comb of one of our sussex hens and she seems to be shaking her head alot. I do not know if it is the same but I am very concerned. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post a photo of the white spots?
     
  8. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks comb has turned mostly black at this point but the bulbs are the same size. And they are pure bred wyandottes for sure, I have no doubt about their genetics. Thank you for your help!
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Perhaps if you will post an updated photo we will be happy to take a look[​IMG]
     

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