d’Uccle Comb Problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by baby-blue, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. baby-blue

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    Hello! Two of my roos, both d’Uccle, have brown, scab-like spots on their combs as well as areas on their combs that are pale and bumpy. They don’t get picked on and none of my other roosters with larger or smaller combs have this problem. What is it and what can I do to help them?
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  2. HomeGardenGirl

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    Could be fowlpox? The first rooster looks like frost bite damage.
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Agreed, it looks like frostbite.
    @baby-blue where are you located?
     
  4. baby-blue

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    South Florida, I can assure you that there’s no frostbite here lol. It’s been 100+ degrees everyday.
     
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  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Fowl pox then, maybe. Or necrosis of some kind.
     
  6. HomeGardenGirl

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    Hmm definitely not frostbite then! I'd guess fowl pox or a pecking injury.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    On the first one, the tip looks like it's been injured. Probably from another chicken pinching it or it may have gotten caught on something. Mine have lost tips from hens nipping at those during roosting time. The white scabs looks like Fowl Pox, they will more than likely turn black/brown as it progresses.
    The other, looks about the same - injury along with Fowl Pox.

    The damaged tip will probably fall off on it's own. For the Fowl Pox, it's best not to disturb scabs unless you really feel like you have to. Iodine may help to dry those up. Uncomplicated Dry form of Fowl Pox will generally resolve on it's own in several weeks.


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  8. baby-blue

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    Thank you! Those photos are a few days old - I can get more in the next few days. The younger roo’s comb was worse today, the older one’s wasn’t as bad. I’ll keep an eye on the other boys to see if they start showing any symptoms. Thank you all!
     
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