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Problem with my rooster and hen's combs and wattles -

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by njchickenlady, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. njchickenlady

    njchickenlady Hatching

    Nov 17, 2007
    Hammonton, NJ
    I have 1 rooster and 7 hens which are all starting to get some type of "black" stuff on their combs and wattles. It looks like it is eating away at both. Does anyone know what it might be and what I should do? I am a little on edge because we eat the eggs. I saw the picture of the Avian Pox and although it is black they are not pox like -
    Any info will be greatly appreciated. Sorry just realized I posted to the wrong area [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2007

  2. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    Has anyone helped you with this problem Yet?
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Is there any way you can get a picture?
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    A pic in this case would be extremely useful to help in identification of the problem (might just be they are pecking at each other)
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Could it be frost bite? A couple of mine are showing signs of it on their wattles and combs.

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