RIR Roo has Dark Growths on Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kevinblj, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. kevinblj

    kevinblj Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR has developed what looks like moles on his comb. Here is a pic. Does anyone know what it might be and how I can treat him? Thank you[​IMG]
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  2. willowbranchfarm

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    Sounds like Avian Pox. There is no treatment for it you just have to let it run its course.
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    They could also be scabs. I can't really tell in the picture, but roosters tend to get scraped on their comb from daily rooster business.
     
  4. kevinblj

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    Should I separate him from the rest of my birds? Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

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    Mites, mosquitoes and wild birds spread it. If he does have pox you should separate him from the flock. First of all, are the growths getting larger?
     
  6. kevinblj

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    I do think they are getting larger.
     
  7. kevinblj

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    They are doing much better and not growing.
     

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