Weird spots on comb annd wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by centralcal, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. centralcal

    centralcal New Egg

    Oct 1, 2016
    My brown leghorn has these weird yellow bubbly looking spots on her comb, and my white leghorn has a black spot on one of her wattles. I notticed the spots on the brown leghorn a couple days ago, but they look to be getting worse.
    Any ideas whats wrong? My other 3 hens and rooster are showing no symptoms right now.
    I appreciate any help. Thanks!!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It could be dry fowl pox, a virus carried by mosquitoes, but the pictures are not clear enough to say for sure. Pecking marks sometimes can resemble pox. There is no treatment necessary for dry pox unless their are scabs near eyes. Then you might want to apply an antibiotic ointment such as Terramycin into the eye twice a day. Do a search at the top of this page, and you will see many threads about pox.

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