Dirt or something else?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PotterWatch, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    One of my BRs has black spots on her comb and wattles. Do you suppose it is just dirt or something else? Should I try to wash it off? I somehow can't imagine giving a chicken a facial. Also, she should be close to laying with that comb and wattles right? I hope...

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  2. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Maybe they are freckles? Sorry, I have no idea, but I am sure somebody will [​IMG] PS I am a Potter-phile as well
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:All the best people are [​IMG] .
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I was just kidding with that last post....

    Anyone else want to hazard a guess and help me out?
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Could be pigmentation of the comb or little scabs or scratches from sticking her head places where it could get caught, pecks, or bug bites.

    I wouldn't worry one bit.
     
  6. scubagirl

    scubagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Id put vaseline on her comb and wattles, make sure its not mites
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    If she has mites, I should be able to see some indicators elsewhere right? How should I look for mites? Around her face and vent?
     

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