Scabbed up comb

Oldegarlicshnapp

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When my hen started developing little scabs on her comb, I had read that it comes with the cold months. Like a reaction to the high temperature. The thing is that I live in Miami Florida, so there aren’t high temperatures here during winter. There’s only been two nights/mornings of cold weather.
I’m not sure if I have anything to worry about, but I’m planning on taking her to the vet this Wednesday. It’s just that the scabs keep getting larger and going to different areas. Above her nostrils, the flaps under her ears. There’s also some yellow swelling going on today. Not sure if that’s a new kind of scab, since the others are all black.

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(Note the yellow swell there ^)
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It’s pretty heavy now, so the comb no longer stands up
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azygous

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If you have active mosquitoes, it's very likely fowl pox. There is no treatment except to monitor the inside of her mouth to be sure it's not erupting in there and interfering with her ability to eat and drink. If you have iodine, you can dab that on the lesions to help them dry up faster. The pox will eventually resolve but it can be very uncomfortable until it does.

It's contagious, be aware, so the other chickens can get it from this one.
 

Oldegarlicshnapp

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I agree with @azygous, that looks like fowl pox. I am also in Florida and my flock all had it last summer. Fortunately mine recovered without issue, but it's good to keep an eye on them.
Yeah after reading @azygous ’s reply, I definitely agree. I picked her up to get a good look and she has more lesions in ways that other pox chickens have. There’s a ton of mosquitoes here, so I already knew they were right upon reading the first sentence lmao
 

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