Weird scabs on combs PICS!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jessicalynn927, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Jessicalynn927

    Jessicalynn927 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are starting to get scabs on there combs what could be causing this?
     
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    It could be fowl pox or injuries from fighting but without pics it's hard to tell.
     
  3. Jessicalynn927

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    Ill take some pics
     
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    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck, but I am thinking it looks like FP also. Sorry : (
     
  7. Jessicalynn927

    Jessicalynn927 Out Of The Brooder

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    what happens when they get fowl pox will they all die?. I separated my turkeys and the ones that didnt have any scabs on there combs
     
  8. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Young chicks and older or weakened adults could die, but not likely. The problem is if the sores get bad in their mouth then they wont want to eat/drink. That is my understanding anyway. You did great by seperating them. If it is FP, they will be carriers for life. Hopefully, they are just scabs from fighting! I guess time will tell!
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    This is what my BR comb looked like after being pecked when we brought in new chickens. I put peck-away cream on it, and it's healed up. Could just be dried blood..

    I like to be optimistic [​IMG]

    ETA: Definitely doesn't look like the link above! Wow.. That's not warty, it just looks like scabs or dried blood from fighting to me!
     
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  10. Jessicalynn927

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    Im scared its fp I looked threw all my chickens and I can see little black dots on there combs but not all of the black dots looks like scabs so im going to wait it out and see what happens I put Iodine on the red roosters comb and checked his mouth and his mouth looked fine. About a week ago I traded my hog for 14 chickens and then I put them with my chickens with just chicken wire separating them, my chickens didnt have this problem till I got my new chickens. The white rooster I think im going to have a problem treating he one of my new ones so im not sure if hes easy to handle and he as really big spurs.
     

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