Unhealthy Comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cwittofur, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Cwittofur

    Cwittofur Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed a few of my lovely ladies had black spots on their combs I presume they're fighting or something. I then saw this one with yellow spots on hers. I was able to get some of the yellow off (It is what I presume to be leftovers from an eaten egg). I noticed this "white" stuff on the comb, is that normal? or ok?

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  2. Cwittofur

    Cwittofur Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess she's ok then [​IMG]
     
  3. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Concern is reasonable....But, it's probably a leftover-From an egg!
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black spots could be from mites. I would give them a good looking over.(vent and behind the saddle just above the tail feathers.) they hide some dont stay on the host they hide in the coop and wait for them to roost at night and then attack.
     
  5. ChickenLittle74

    ChickenLittle74 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens also have black spots on their combs. I catch them "preening" each other a lot! I suspect it's normal... as long as it's not bleeding. How old is she?
     
  6. Cwittofur

    Cwittofur Out Of The Brooder

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    She's about 6 months. They are on laying strike!
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That looks like egg yolk. Is this hen eating eggs? Could be why you are no longer getting eggs. The white could be dried egg whites.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Please be aware that black spots could also be "Foul Pox" which is just like Chicken pox in people.

    I wonder why if people get Chicken Pox , why chickens don't get People Pox?

    I do know that Atheletes get Athletes feet and Astronauts get .............Mistletoe. [​IMG]


    Rancher
     
  9. Cwittofur

    Cwittofur Out Of The Brooder

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    I found remnants of another egg today so I presume egg eating [​IMG] now to stop it!

    Is there a way to test for illness? The girls seem perfectly normal.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That is a picture of an apparently 'egg eater' hen. If she were in my flock, she would not be so healthy. [​IMG]
     

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