what is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kip has chicks, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Kip has chicks

    Kip has chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been noticing some of the combs on my roosters have black spots as seen in this picture. What is it? Should I be alarmed?[​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It could be dry fowl pox, and no, it's not serious. It's a virus carried by mosquitoes. It will hang around for 3 weeks then disappear, and those chickens will then be immune to it for life. Occasionally a bird will get infected in the mouth, which is then wet pos, and that can be serious and requires some treatment.

    It could also be a peck park, a scab.
     
  3. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Prolly fowl pox just let it run it's course of a couple weeks and it's prolly gonna look a lot worse than that
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those look more like peck marks than Fowl Pox, to me. If the scabs get larger or become more numberous, it's probably Fowl Pox. Whether they are scabs or Fowl Pox, it isn't too much to worry about. Scabs should go away in a week or so. Fowl Pox lasts for up to 6 weeks or so, and is rarely fatal, unless it turns into the wet form (which invades the throat).
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Looks like skeeter bites to me.
     

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