Help! Black Spots On Chickens Combs!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fratmor, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI everyone, I noticed some of my girls have small black spots on there combs today . I didn't notice them yesterday. could they be getting frost bite it is in the teens here and I'm sure even less with the wind chill. I'm not having a good chicken week .I've done some research and came up with fowl pox or frostbite .If it is pox what do you do and are any eggs layed ok to eat. They just started to lay about 10 days ago.
     
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  2. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone out there................
     
  3. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll get those spots where they've pecked each other. If I understand correctly, frostbite is whitish or yellowish.
     
  4. dento

    dento Out Of The Brooder

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    frost bite will normaly be only on the tips or the combs but it will be black. it will eventually fall off.
     
  5. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few girls with small black spots of likely frost bite. Especially those with prominent combs. The black spots will fall off when dead and dried. The other chickens will sometimes pick at it too. You may see small spots of blood where it has been picked at or fallen off. You can use vaseline on the combs. It is supposed to help. They are not always very tolerant of you doing this though [​IMG]
     
  6. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IF it is chicken pox what do you do for it and can you eat the eggs
     
  7. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know about pox or frost bite?
     
  8. EggNoob

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    wait till the chickens roost.. much easier to put the vasaline on the combs. Also as I have read and tried myself.. increasing the ventilation in the coop cuts down on the frostbite. Humidity= Frostbitten combs
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Fowl pox is mainly transmitted by mosquitos, it's too cold for mosquitos where you live.
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone else thinking of stickfast lice? [​IMG]
     

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