Help with diagnosis, spots on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sirhc76, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. sirhc76

    sirhc76 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    One of my hens, 20 month old austrolorp suddenly started getting white almost puss filled looking spots on her comb and waddles. I fear that I know what this is but just wanted to get a collective diagnosis. None of my other 8 hens show symptoms and this quickly appeared. I checked them before going out of town last week while the family kept them and when I got home noticed it. Its obviously irritating her because she is shaking her head. No new additions in over a year. The pics are the best I could snap, they don't like my SLR so I had to use the cell phone. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

    Aug 23, 2012 Avian Pox - How To Treat Your Chickens For Avian Pox

    Warty Growths on Comb
    The appearance of warty growths or sores on the fleshy parts of a chicken's head is not usually a health risk that the producer should be concerned with. These lesions are produced as the bird's response to fowl pox virus injected by a mosquito. The condition appears more serious than it actually is. A scab forms as the bird develops a resistance to the viral disease organism. The bird will not usually show other effects to the disease and will recover within a short time unless complications arise.
    A more detailed discussion of fowl pox is included in

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