Dark spots on comb

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nc3chick, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. nc3chick

    nc3chick New Egg

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    Yesterday i was feeding my chickens and i noticed that my rooster had black specks/spots on his comb. It wasnt't there on friday. I am worried. This is my first flock of chickens. I have posted two photos. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks


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  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. nc3chick

    nc3chick New Egg

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    I tried yesterday at dusk to wipe it off. Some of it came off but it was 27 degrees last night and i didn't want to get him too wet and be cold as well. I am going to try again tonight. Some of his red color on his comb came off as well. I dont think its blood. Hes the only rooster in the flock. My grandfather said to wipe it and use no tear soap. Its just hard to hold and wipe his comb. Thanks for your help
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would just leave him alone, it's probably some bruising from the hens pecking him, if you sit quietly and watch you might see them do it.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be fowl pox...a virus, no treatment, it'll pass in time.
    There is a vaccination that can keep it from spreading.
     
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