Mold or Fungus on Cone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kzhanlon, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. kzhanlon

    kzhanlon New Egg

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    Hello:
    My 1 1/2 year old ruster, Buster, has developed some sort of fungus on his cone that looks like black spots with some areas that look like they have a dusting of white. He is shaking his head often and does not seem to have tranmitted this to the hens. Any advise on what this is and how to treat?
    Many Thanks,
    Kerry

    I have tried to attach images but am unable to do so.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    PM or e-mail me the pix and I'll post them for you, if you'd like.

    Been doing a BYC search on black spots on roosters combs so here's a post with 2 different types of black spots and their explanations:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=450381

    Avian Pox with pictures.

    It also might help us help you if you could answer these questions (from here )

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

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