Seeing spots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenmansc, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. chickenmansc

    chickenmansc Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2013
    I have noticed black spots on some of my chickens combs. My rooster's comb is almost completely black. Does anyone have any ideals as to what this is and how to fix it. Thank you.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Black spots on the comb can mean several things--fowl pox which more common in warm weather, peck wounds, and frostbite this time of year. If the comb is almost all black, and you have been having freezing temperatures, I would guess that it is frostbite. Post a picture of the comb, and it would be easier to help you. Click on these 2 links for info on frostbite:
  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    X2 it's likely frostbite this time of year and their is not much that can be done for can try putting bag balm on the area to help prevent further damage and possibly promote healing. If you can post a picture we can be of more help in diagnosis. Best wishes.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    It may be frostibite, especially if its cold out. There isn't really anything you can do to treat it-- the black ,dead parts of the comb will shrivel up and fall off. To help prevent infection, you can put some antibiotic ointment (without painkillers or "caine" ingredients in it) on the comb.

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