Combs have black spots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amyfitz100, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. amyfitz100

    amyfitz100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What could this be? It's on several of my chickens...[​IMG]
     
  2. DeepDishChix

    DeepDishChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chickens got freeze comb. If you want to protect their combs, put petroleum jelly on their combs each night when they got to roost. Hope this helps![​IMG]
     
  3. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Looks like pecking to me.

    Pox could be another possibility but it's not frostbite or else the tips would be dark gray to black as the tips would get frozen first.

    My bet is on pecking or dirt.
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree its from pecking my hens have it and it has not got below freezing so no way its frost bite.
     
  5. DeepDishChix

    DeepDishChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was freeze comb since my friends chickens (Mine are easter eggers so they dont get freeze comb) had the exact same thing, except it was on the tips too. Sorry, my bad [​IMG].
     
  6. amyfitz100

    amyfitz100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks! I didn't think it was frostbite because the roosters have enormous combs and they don't have it. But I AM thankful for the petroleum jelly tip -- I'm sure we will need it!
     
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