Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Saroco, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Saroco

    Saroco Songster

    My Red Star (Jess) has little black spots on her comb/wattles..... Is that normal? I don't think it is fowl pox, but if someone would put up a picture of what it looks like, I could make sure.. [​IMG] My mom wanted me to ask you if you think mold could grow on them, but they have two windows open at all times...

    Thank you!
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Probably the most likely is pecking injuries. Fowl pox is carried by mosquitoes. There are plenty of pics of fowl pox on here, and of favus, for that matter, which is a fungal infection sometimes seen on combs.
  3. Saroco

    Saroco Songster

    It can't be fowl pox, as there are no mosquitos here yet.... Hmmm.. Pecking injuries are black? [​IMG]
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

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  5. Saroco

    Saroco Songster

    True... [​IMG]
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    If they're small black spots, then it could just be dried blood from pecking........

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