WHAT IS THIS???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jesusfreak101, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out in the yard and noticed the smallest leghorn I have (8-9 months old) has these black dots all over both of her legs. We picked her up and they are not raised and they kinda look like bruises but am not really sure and would like yalls take on the matter as this is my first year with a flock. And I have done lots of research but haven't found anything that looks like this and she the only one that has it. She also one of the higher ranking hens in the flock of 22 hens ranging from 9 months old to 2 months old. Thanks for your help!![​IMG]
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Maybe email those pictures to an avian pathologist at Texas A & M?

    -Kathy
     
  3. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideal what the email is i am trying to google it.
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found the email i emailed them i hope they get back to me soon.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    I would also guess that it is bruising or some variance in coloring. Certain diseases can cause tiny red spots (avian flu) or Mareks can cause purple/blue hemorrhages in the legs, but I haven't seen anything like this.
     
  6. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping for bruising as i have never seen them before on her legs. We had her and her sisters since they were about a week old and i believe they were vacinated as well since we bought them from tractor supply. I found another tread for the same thing from 2011 but there was never an answer and several others reported the same thing but not one report on how the hens were after the dots appeared or if they vanished. So i getting mildly frustrated that i cant find anything. They arent kn the bottom of her feet and they arent raised like bumble foot or mites so i am at a lose and she doesnt have any on her face or anywhere else.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Don't know what they might be, but I have a hen with them so maybe I'll send pictures to the pathologist I used.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok just let me know what they find Kathy so far nothing from A&M
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Gotta catch mine and take some pictures.

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  10. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is yours that has the dots?
     

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