Rooster with black spots on comb and wattle as well as on beak?!


In the Brooder
May 24, 2020
Jacksonville Florida
Help! My rooster has dark spots on his wattle and comb and what looks like also on his beak like a growth. What could this be? I have three hens and a guinea hen and no one else has any of these. His behavior is otherwise normal. They have plenty of space. A coop and run. Not free range. I live in NE Florida and am new to having chickens. I raised them all and have had them less than a year. The guinea can be a bit of a bully so I thought it could have been from her but the look of his beak makes me wonder if it is something else. Thoughts?


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Looks like a combination of Fowl pox, & peck wounds.

Fowl pox is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus will run it's coarse over about 3-4 weeks.

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