Rooster with black dots on comb ..pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dima guy, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. dima guy

    dima guy Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that the rooster's comb has tiny black dots...ears too plus strange voice...i consulted the vet...she said it is minor infection ....put all group on midications for five days
    Any idea...
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black dots on the comb could be parasites or fowl pox.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    That looks like dried blood as in aggression from another bird. Do you have another rooster?

    This doesn't look like anything serious to me. But always keep an eye on things! :)
     
  4. dima guy

    dima guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx for the reply...yes i have another rooster ....do i have to give one away? It is not fowl pox...
    Will keep my eyes on ...thanxs again
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Lots of people keep extra roosters in bachelors quarters. The ratio of rooster to hen is 1 roo to 8 to 10 hens. Any less hens and roosters can over mate hens to the point of killing them, not to mention killing other roosters!

    So no, don't get rid of him. This doesn't look like horrible aggression. As long as the other rooster doesn't hurt him any worse than this, you might be able to keep them together. Give roosters plenty of space to get away from each other however. And definitely keep the ratio proper and you should be good to go with more than 1 rooster. :)
     
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe there is a strong possibility that this is not caused by another rooster. I have seen scabs on roosters from being picked on and this does look the same, but black spots on the ears???? Maybe. Observe closely. These type of marks could also be from mites and other parasites.
     

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