Spots on my roos comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BBB454, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. BBB454

    BBB454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my rooster got some frostbite over the winter but that has healed up / fallen off. Now he has some strange looking spots on both sides of his comb. He's one year old and is acting normally, no other symptoms that I can detect. I've tried Bag Balm (once) but that didn't seem to help, and actually may have made it a little worse. Can anyone tell me what this might be and how to treat it?


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    Thanks,
    Barb
     
  2. eagrbeavr

    eagrbeavr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Doing some quick research on it, it may be Dry Fowl Pox. If it is, its very contagious to other fowl, so you should probably isolate him until you find out for sure. Heres a link for treatment I found on Chicken Chick

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6j13-9Pexw

    Good luck.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks to me like those are peck marks that are healing. Fowl pox can resemble that, but since mosquitoes transmit fowl pox, I would doubt that it is pox unless you have mosquitoes out.
     
  4. BBB454

    BBB454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done some internet research too, and almost all of the dry fowl pox pictures I've seen appear to have black spots. His are more whitish and he's had them for well over a month now. His 3 hens show no signs of anything similar, so I don't think it's contagious. Thanks for the input though!
     
  5. BBB454

    BBB454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This started before our mosquitos arrived. He's only with his 3 hens, all of whom adore him (he is "all that"). I'm around them quite a lot during the day and don't see very much pecking going on between any of them. But I guess who knows what goes on when they're locked in their coop...

    By the way, this is a full view of his bad self, LOL. He loves the camera!

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  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    He could have injured the comb on something sharp such as fencing or a thorn. It looks to be healing.
     
  7. eagrbeavr

    eagrbeavr Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the mosquitos arent out then it could be something else, but were it me I would isolate until it was ruled out. Thats just me. The black spots are in advanced cases. Hope things work out with the boy and its nothing serious. Now that I've learned some about it, I'm interested in looking into the vaccine and see what that entails.
     
  8. BBB454

    BBB454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I watched that video and it's about egg laying. Very interesting!! :)
     
  9. eagrbeavr

    eagrbeavr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Omg I didnt intend to post that egg link. That was for someone else. Sorry bout that. Dont know how that happened,
     
  10. eagrbeavr

    eagrbeavr Chillin' With My Peeps

    (but it is a really good video anyhow) :) Glad you enjoyed it
     

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