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My sitting hen has scabs on her comb HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beaky Buzzard, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Carmel, my 3 year old hen has scabs that look like scrapes on her comb. She has been sitting on eggs for about 17 days. She is not ill otherwise.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Could she be getting attacked by another flock member?
     
  3. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    No. She has always got along fine with the other chickens:)
     
  4. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been there? Could they be the result of breeding? Roos will grab a reluctant hen by the comb sometimes.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Could you post some photos for us to take a look?
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be fowl pox, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Its usually not serious. Do you have a pic? that would help out alot! [​IMG]
     
  7. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am freaking out, I'm having the same problem... Here are some pics of mine

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  8. SarahBowles

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    Hi I have the same problem with one of my hens. Only her scabs are all over her face if you find out what it is can you please let me know. She has been with the rooster and other hens since they were born so they all get on great. Please help
     
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Looks like fowl pox. Should go away by itself in a few weeks. Watch for 'wet' pox, where it gets into throat, but if it's just the dry external type it will just go away.
     

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