hens and roo with black spots on combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vtgirls, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    help! my 5 chickens and roo woke up today with black spotting on their combs. the little bantam cochin is also bleeding from her comb a bit. i have observed no fighting at all. temps dipped to just freezing here last night but the black spotting is not just at the tips, rather it is scattered about the combs. there is no spotting on any wattles. everyone is eating and full of normal activity and temperment. my birds free range for several hours a day and have a 100 sguare foot run. they have a 20 square foot coop, which is kept very clean. i have read about pox too, though this spotting was not there yesterday and is present on all but one of the barred rock hens as of this morning. they are all about 6 months old except one hen who is 2. i am worried about them - any ideas???
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Pictures would help. My chickens get this a lot, I'm pretty sure it's from them pecking each other, which is totally normal behavior, on the roost or for better position some place else (a good dusting area, food, etc.).
     
  3. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will attempt some pictures- i really dont think its pecking each other - they would have had to have had a pecking fest at each other all night when there was nothing the day before, out to the coop with the camera....
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    my chickens get them black spots its from pecking they r telling u they r bored
     

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