Comb Infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by myrab51, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. myrab51

    myrab51 New Egg

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    This just popped up yesterday, but I'm not sure what is going on. My sweet boy has some sort of crud. Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has it been really cold where you are?
     
  3. myrab51

    myrab51 New Egg

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    We are on central Florida. It dropped to 34° a couple of weeks ago for a couple of nights, but not too severe.
     
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  4. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the picture is kind of grainy I can't tell if the white stuff is puss or if it is just dry... Is there another roo in with him?
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    It looks like he may have some pecking wounds on his comb. The white could be healing from pecking wounds or he could possibly have a little Favus - it's hard to tell from the photo. You can apply some triple antibiotic ointment or vetericyn to the scabs and some anti-fungal cream to the white parts to see if there is an improvement.
     
  6. myrab51

    myrab51 New Egg

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    It seems to be dry. We have another roo, but he is mean, so he is kept in another coop with just a couple of lady friends. They don't come into contact with each other. We do have ducks that free range with them, but they don't fight that I have seen. This one is a pretty laid back guy. He doesn't seem to be otherwise sick, yet. It's only on his comb so far. It's a line of white, and then a black spot. I'll see if I can keep him still for a more clear shot in the morning.
     
  7. myrab51

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    I just saw the next post. I'll try both first thing in the morning. I was reading online and started seeing things like fowl pox and got a little anxious. He really is like a pet. This is sounding way less scary.
     

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