Found black dot on comb!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by erika8888, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. erika8888

    erika8888 New Egg

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    I have a cockerel and I found a black dot on its comb this morning. I don't know how or what caused it. If anyone knows what this is I would greatly appreciate it! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the others likely grabbed him by the comb during a disagreement.
     
  3. erika8888

    erika8888 New Egg

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    Thank you Jensownzoo!! What a relief I was worried it might have been some sort of illness!
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. I have noticed that when two chickens (esp cockerels) are sizing each other up and neither one will back down, they go for the combs first and start dragging the other around by it. I'm sure once they grow spurs, they might modify things but the first time I saw it...ouch!
     
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  5. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have them all the time...especially those lower on the pecking order. This one is always trying to snatch a juicy treat from the boss hen and she usually pays for it in the form of a swift peck to the comb...
     
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  6. erika8888

    erika8888 New Egg

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    Thank you Cacique500!! I will have to keep my little guy away from the adult roosters until he is ready to fend for himself :)
     

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