SPOTS not frost bite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AtRendeAcres, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Last month I noticed spots on 2 chickens combs & went along with Frost Bite but, a few more have spots now

    it is spreading most seem to have a spot even pea combs & I am not able to take picture now!

    They were all Mareks vacinated

    They all seem fine!

    What is this & What do I do???
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    They could be scratching or it could be pox...are there any other symptoms?
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    nothing else appears to be wrong!

    I am so upset I can't think!

    I went on fether site but could not find anything on common disease!

    send me to a site is there medication for this?

    we eat eggs everyday will we get sick?
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    any possibility they have mites and are pecking each other?

    or just pecking?
    sure they aren't just peck marks?

    if it's Pox..especially dry usually will pass.
    apply a light coat of antibiotic ointment to the combs.

    watch for any symptoms, such as swollen eyes or problems with eating..
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Are the spots only on the combs or on the face too?
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    therealsilkiechick is going to do blood test & send to lab!

    I remembered she is by me & her signiture had "PA Certified and Licensed Poultry Technician"

    here pictures


    It looks much worse in person!
    maybe 2 months I noticed on him I sat down with them all other day it spread!

    I really thought I was doing everything the write way DE on food in coop I had them all vacinated for Marks

    They all look happy & alert also!

    I hear of people who don't do anything for them feed them dog food, live in unsaanitised condition!

    & nothing happens to their chickens!!

    It gets worst I have chicks only 3 weeks brooding in there ((they are really only separated by cardboard-wood-fence))
  7. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    Jonesbourgh Tennessee
    RChick i just posted yesterday for this very same thing, i put photo of my roo on board....if you find out anything please let me know cuz yours looks just like what mine has...i even got my other roo down today and he has spots like that also , just the roos not the hens....but the frizzle i just got ystrdy so ive looked around all day online as to what it could be....
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I will keep everyone posted!

    [​IMG] my family just doesn't understand how upset I am!
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *If it's taken this long to spread on the skin I'd be thinking fungal-- probably not an egg threat to your family in that case. Your' in PA, yes? Cold and wet this winter? Still wet and warming a bit now?? Wet and warming would accelate the growth/spread of a fungus. . . . . Might take a skin scrape to diagnose-- Don't think blood will, not sure bout that.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008

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