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What could be wrong with Flappy? UPDATED with photos

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

  1. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went into the coop today and found my 5 month old guy shaking his head, lifting one leg, and acting weird in general. For that past couple of weeks, I have noticed small black scabs on some of my chickens' combs, but I assumed it was just pecking because it was mostly the roos that had it. Today, it looks like flappy's comb is moldy (I will get pictures/video of him during my lunch break) and I suspect fowl pox. None of the chickens act sick, egg production is good (13/13 egg yesterday) but one of the hens shook her head a few times too. I has been very cold and rainy here lately. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no suggestions. I was going to say the black spots could be dried blood, but you said they looked moldy, that I don't know. Please try to get the pics or video. That might help. [​IMG]
     
  3. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black scabs on the combs could be the result of frostbite
     
  4. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of their combs. The roo is the worst , having white moldy looking stuff. The other two is an example of what the rest of them have. They just look like a black scab. There are no other bumps or crud. The roo wasn't shaking his head like I mentioned earlier. I didn't see any abnormal poo, and none of them are sneezing coughing or acting sick at all.

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  5. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Fowl Pox. My birds just finished recovering from it.
     
  6. THELMA

    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    another vote for fowl pox here. There are lots of sites showing this if you google it.
     
  7. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say fowl poxs too. Hope they get better soon
     
  8. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby! Yes, read up on fowl pox and treat accordingly. Hope he gets better soon.
     
  9. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone.
     

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