Roosters with black spots on combs that seem to move and change shape

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ded Rooster, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Ded Rooster

    Ded Rooster New Egg

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    These spots behave as if they are colonies of microscopic bugs. They look like groups of poppy seeds. Are they some kind of insect or is this something the combs do on their own?
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of a type of fungus that sometimes shows up on combs. Can you provide us with an up-close picture?
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Got a picture? Sometimes you get cuts and bruising that looks like black spots.
     
  4. rockmaster

    rockmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure ,but I think this fungus is called flavus. Gail Damerows book called chicken disease's has an article on this condition. You might want to purchase this informative book or try looking up on google for her web sight. good luck rockmasters momma
     

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