Rooster with black comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Indiana farm chick, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Indiana farm chick

    Indiana farm chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I think this is fowl pox, but I think something else is also going on. Any thoughts? [​IMG]
     
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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Could it be frostbite? Pictures might help.
     
  3. Indiana farm chick

    Indiana farm chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Not frostbite-hasn't been cold enough. I'm trying to figure out how to get my pic that I uploaded where you can see it!
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Wow, I'm not sure, looks like something chewed on it. I'm sure someone else will have more difinitive answers. I haven't had a lot of problems with sickness and such, so don't know what some of it would look like.
     
  5. Indiana farm chick

    Indiana farm chick Out Of The Brooder

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    More pictures--[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I agree his comb looks chewed/pecked on.

    Do you have other roos? A very dominate hen?


    I would take a warm clothe and wash him up, then take a good look.


    Any other wounds? How is he acting?


    Maybe burned or badly scraped?
     
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    That was my thought. Could he be getting into scuffles?
     
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Could he have gotten his head thu the fence and cut his comb pulling back? Check the base of his comb along the back of his head.
     
  9. Indiana farm chick

    Indiana farm chick Out Of The Brooder

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    More info on rooster with black comb. Has upper respiratory symptoms: nasal discharge, cough, sneeze, rattle. Normal feces. Some other birds in flock have small black "warts" on comb/wattles, but nothing like this.
     
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    My chickens never looked like that, even the one that was almost completely covered.

    However, when she was coming down with it, for some reason all of the hens would grab the back of her head and try to scalp her. The bald part looked kind of like that. bruised and raw. Could the other chickens have hazed him like they did mine, but got his comb instead?

    It looks awful. poor thing. Try some neosporin- BUT! do not use anything with a pain reliever in it. Apparently they can not handle the 'cains' and they die.
    I hope some one more helpful than I am can give you the right answer.
    Good luck.
     

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