I dont think it is Fowl Pox, but could I be wrong? pics Help,PLEASE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilBizzy, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    I'm sorry to ask. I DID do a search,and looked at every post, but I'm still not sure. My biggest rooster has a few tiny black spots on the edge of his comb. They appear to be just flat little spots. I thought nothing of it until I saw my little rooster's comb and wattles. He's got quite a few spots on him. They are very tiny, and don't seem raised. Hard to see, but here is a picture:

    Then I noticed one of my little ones. Now, the little rooster and this particular girl are at the bottom of the pecking order. This girl is getting pecked every time she goes near one of the others, so I was thinking it might be peck marks:
    The spot at the back of her comb almost seems to be missing a piece, like it was bit. I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but with the little roosters spots also, I was getting a little worried. None of the others have any spots at all.

    What do ya think? Even reading all the previous posts, its doesn't Quite look like pox, but....
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    In these pics, that just looks like peck marks/dried blood. The wound at the back of the comb looks like a rooster grabbed her there-mine have that on occasion when the rooster reaches for the head feathers and gets a mouthful of comb instead.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I agree with Cyn, I just think it's pecking from the other chickens. Hen looks to have be grabbed from mating.
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Thanks!! Thats what I was thinking. The little rooster isnt very gentle with the girls. And he's second from the bottom in pecking order. He might try more often with this girl because the other ones are higher up. And his spots might actually be from the bigger rooster. I'll just keep an eye on them.
    Thanks for the reponses!!!

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