Chicken pecks or pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aviary junkie, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Aviary junkie

    Aviary junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of my chicken, on its comb there are black spots. How do I know if they are from getting pecked or does my chicken have early stage of pox?
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  2. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    It is really hard to tell them apart when there are only a few spots. Not what you want to hear, but it could be either. Pox usually has a more of a white lump look, peck marks look more like black scabs (which they are) I suppose you can pick one off and see if it dissolves in water to blood. Time will tell- pox will spread, then go away in a few weeks. Peck marks will usually stay with the low birds in the pecking order, or the rooster's favorite hen.... a peck mark will also heal faster than a pox mark.
     

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