molded combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Motherof4, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Motherof4

    Motherof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 white legged rooster and3 white legged hens 5 rode Island roosters and 1 rode island hen with 4 buffs in my pen. The white legged rooster was noticed to have a mold like on his comb and , then a few days later the 4 hens got a little. they are all looking worries by the day and now I think the reds and starting to get them. What is this? My 3 whites are layers. Can I eat the eggs ?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Can you post photos? I am not sure what you mean by mold--white and flaky? Dark spots? Something else?
     
  3. Motherof4

    Motherof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you go

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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks like it might be the beginning of fowl pox. If so, the lesions will get larger.
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    I agree, fowl pox. My flock is just getting over it. Not real serious. Kinda like our chicken pox. Runs it's course in about 3 weeks. Only a problem if it gets into their mouth or eyes. I had one hen that kept her eye closed for about a day but was fine the next day. The dark spots will just be gone one day. Just watch for secondary infections. Good Luck
     

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