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Peck marks on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kemnerg, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. kemnerg

    kemnerg In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have a 7.5 month old red sex link that has black spots on her comb. We are pretty sure that it is peck marks (we have 9 other hens and they are all getting fiesty). She does not seem at all bothered by the marks and is behaving normally, but I was wondering what if anything we could do to promote healing.

    Thanks for any help!
     

  2. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Songster

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    Can you post a pic? Some get little black spots that aren't from being pecked.
     
  3. kemnerg

    kemnerg In the Brooder

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    Sorry if they are blurry, she wasn't really in the mood to have her picture taken.
     
  4. kemnerg

    kemnerg In the Brooder

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    Not sure where the pictures went... Just replied with pictures, but not there now. [​IMG]

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  5. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Songster

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    If you don't have any blu-kote on hand you might want to pick some up, it is used to cover/hide bloody wounds.

    If that pecking continues the sight of fresh blood could cause the other birds to mob/peck her which can be very bad.
     
  6. appps

    appps Crowing

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    Hard to see in the photos but also google fowl pox. That will also give them black spots.

    And agree on the blood making them peck. Let my little chicks out for a play this morning and sat with them. They all started pecking my red striped shirt! So the blue is a good way to hide that red colour.
     
  7. kemnerg

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Will look for the blu-kote.
     

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