spots on hen's comb & wattle??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hwrights04, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. hwrights04

    hwrights04 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone tell me what these spots are? There are tiny black specks on her comb and a bit larger spot on her wattle. I've read stuff about pox, favus, mites, etc...Not sure if it's something like that or if it's just peck marks/scratches. Any help or advice would be appreciated:)[​IMG]
     
  2. FLBYChickens

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    There is potential for it to be dry pox. How long have you been observing these symptoms or spots? If a few days have passed and no other spots have formed there is a likely chance it is not pox will will spread rapidly. I'm fairly new to raising chickens but have read a few books so I am not the most knowledgeable with chickens. Of it begins to spread separate her before the scabs begin to ooze or fall off which will likely spread the infection.
     
  3. hwrights04

    hwrights04 Just Hatched

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    It doesn't seem to be spreading as far as I can tell. Here is an updated pic from today. [​IMG]
     
  4. hwrights04

    hwrights04 Just Hatched

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    I will also add that she is eating well & is still the first to come greet me/ eat out of my hand...seems her normal cheerful self! Just don't know what to think/do about these spots??
     
  5. hwrights04

    hwrights04 Just Hatched

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    Bump.
     
  6. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    I am no expert on diseases but pox could certainly be an option.

    Also could be that she has had a disagreement with other birds and they are actually tiny scabs from injuries. That also applies if you might have gnats or something else that might be biteing and making her bleed just a bit.

    It is hard to tell by the photo. Maybe one of our medical experts will chime in.

    She's pretty. [​IMG]
     
  7. hwrights04

    hwrights04 Just Hatched

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    Thank you Puddin Fluff!

    I was actually wonder about gnats as well or those terrible "no-seeums" as we call them here. Think it would help if I applied some type of ointment like Vaseline, Aquaphor, or antibiotic to see if that would deter anything that might be biting?
     
  8. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Vasoline works great. Comb and wattles. Also makes them pretty and shiny. [​IMG]
     
  9. hwrights04

    hwrights04 Just Hatched

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    Dang! I think it is dry pox [​IMG] Another one has them now. The pic below are of our other RIR named Penny. I gave them a crushed boiled egg earlier for a nutrient boost. She's acting & eating ok so hopefully this will all pass without too much harm.

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