*Buff Orpington Thread!*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by andrew6d9, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are we supposed to be looking at? The pictures are small and I don't see anything wrong. Not trying to be rude-just trying to learn.
     
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  2. smudge

    smudge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thought exactly - and I recalled the original thread.

    Apparently we're supposed to be looking at black spots on the comb. If I open the last photo in a new window and zoom in, I can sort of see some darkness, but not really distinctly.

    But like you, I'm no expert.
     
  3. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had a hard time getting good shots. He has some black spots on his comb. Otherwise is fine. Sorry thought I attached original quotes.
     
  4. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I went and viewed it larger. I see something but the picture was hazy since it was so large when expanded. Wet and dry pox both effect the combs. I would suggest the owner go to emergencies and diseases thread and ask for help.
     
  5. jubilation

    jubilation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens that have the largest combs have black spots like scabs and then the scabs fall off and the combs have white areas. This happens on and off but only on the ones with really large combs. In observing their behavior, they peck at each other especially when I put scratch out or put treats out and they peck at the combs so the ones with bigger combs are bigger targets. I never thought of any kind of pox simply because of watching this pecking behavior but I'm no expert either by any stretch of the imagination. We raised White Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds for meat and eggs and I used to see that on those chickens also but there wasn't any pox.
     
  6. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    If this fas just happened in the last 2 months, or so I would suspect it is Pox.
     
  7. jubilation

    jubilation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has been happening ever since the hens started developing combs and establishing a pecking order. Henry got his comb caught in some wires in between the house and garage and he had large scabs with bleeiding but it cleared up relatively fast and he has had no more scabs on his comb.
     
  8. chickadee5002

    chickadee5002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning and no egg yet. A couple of the nest boxes looked like there had been a chicken making a nest in it. I come home from work low and behold! My first egg from one of my buffs! Sorry had to show everyone what my buffs did! My very first egg!

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  9. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Congratulations!!!
     
  10. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!!!!!
     

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