crest virus? Black spots!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cliffshafer, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. cliffshafer

    cliffshafer New Egg

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    One of my four hens (browns) has several black spots on her crest--they look like mold spots. What are they and how to treat? We are new to backyard chickens so need all health advice. Otherwise healthy and active. Please help! Cliff
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Could be scabs from being pecked. If there are mosquitoes around, could be fowl pox. Could be favus. Hard to say.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Also could be frostbite.
     
  4. cliffshafer

    cliffshafer New Egg

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    We definitely have had lots of rain and mosquito conditions, but the other birds are fine...what is favus? Thanks for your response. Aloha Cliff
     

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