Tissue damage to comb (picture)?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dogdollar, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. dogdollar

    dogdollar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Production Red hens has black spots on her comb....I am wondering if this area was injured and this is healing, or if it's something else. Another of the hens has a spot like this, too, but not as large. I really appreciate any help, thanks.
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    DD
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Do you have mosquitoes biting? I know it is mosquito season here BIG TIME. I think she likely has fowl pox. Although it could be an injury. Look at your other birds--if they also have any scabbing, fowl pox.
     
  3. 4H-Mom

    4H-Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry dumb question. What is Fowl Pox?
     
  4. usschicago1

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    It looks like someone got a nice peck on her comb. She should be fine. But fowl pox is a possibility just watch to see if it spreads.
     
  5. dogdollar

    dogdollar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:...and what would you suggest I do if it spreads?
    Thanks,
    DD
     
  6. FabulousMandy

    FabulousMandy Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like someone has been pecking at her. Occasionally our girls have random power struggles and the low bird on the totem pole always comes out with a black spotted comb (exactly like your girls comb) from pecking. Judging by your picture I'm almost 100% positive that's what it is but definitely keep an eye out for other symptoms that might point to a disease [​IMG].
     
  7. FabulousMandy

    FabulousMandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:...and what would you suggest I do if it spreads?
    Thanks,
    DD

    If it spreads to other parts of her comb separate her from the rest of your flock. If it's fowl pox the disease should run it's course in about 3-5 weeks and she should be ok after that!
     
  8. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like pecking, nothing more.

    It should heal without a problem,


    Sandie
     

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