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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bald Rooster, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. bald Rooster

    bald Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is also on some of my hens. Fowl pox?
    They do not act sickly all are laying and eating


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  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably frost bite or are there other roosters around
     
  3. Talithahorse

    Talithahorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With all due repect... frostbite in Orlando in February? That being said I am curious since I have seen that before on one of my roosters.
     
  4. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ya should have looked to see were you were. I would say it's from other chickens pecking
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    One of my roosters had that too. I don't know how it started, but it got worse because the hens would peck at it. I'm in Texas and it never froze before it happend. It eventually went away
     
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  6. StPaulieGirls

    StPaulieGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be avian pox (fowl pox) -- the dry kind.
     
  7. Cookie666

    Cookie666 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like pecking or scratches from sticking their heads through a hole in the wire with jagged bits sticking out.
     
  8. bald Rooster

    bald Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all 26 of my pullets and hens and 3 Roosters live in the same coop and run.
    I have seen my hens peck at the spots.
     
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    Cookie666 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes, they looove to peck at spots. You have to separate them till the scabs fall off, otherwise they would keep pecking it off and it would never heal.
     
  10. Talithahorse

    Talithahorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eventually healed without separation (I couldn't separate due to the rooster situation). Some people will use blue kote for that.
     

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