Comb/Wattle deformation

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheOutcast, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. TheOutcast

    TheOutcast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to hang out with my birds this afternoon and noticed that one of my BO hens had black lumps on her wattles, what is up with that?
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Pictures? Could they be scabs?
     
  3. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with scabs. When a hen pecks another too hard, some of the comb will tear and blood will ooze out. When the blood clots and dries, it tends to turn black. Pictures would be helpful, though. [​IMG]
     
  4. TheOutcast

    TheOutcast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post a picture, thank you for your quick replies!
     
  5. TheOutcast

    TheOutcast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok here are a couple of pictures [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    From the pictures, I'd say scabs from being pecked. Most of my girls have those. Not a real problem unless it gets out of hand... a judgement call on your part.
     
  7. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, this looks like fowl pox to me. Take a closer look at your other Hens and see if you can see some black spots on their combs or wattles as well.
     
  8. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Very well could be... I just couldn't tell from the pictures..
     
  9. TheOutcast

    TheOutcast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is that???? What does it do?
     
  10. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Do a search on this forum for it. It is a virus and just has to pass. There is no treatment, and as long as the chicken is healthy, there're usually no issues.
     

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