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1 What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Thu May 01, 2014 5:06 pm

KlassyChic

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I got this roo from a sale. I was told he was in with another rooster. It was dark in the box and I did not realize how bad his comb was until I got him home.





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My first thought was pecking but the yellow crusting concerns me, the pictures do not show as well as I had hoped. Was he pecked and it got infected? Also in the last picture just above his eye is a large split that is nearly through to the other side, it is oozing yellow liquid. I should also add that I found mites on him. If he was pecked could they have been feeding from the wounds to cause this?

I feel bad for this poor fellow, I washed his comb and swabbed it with collidal silver. I have also treated with Ivomec.

Any suggestions on what else I could do for him?? Or what it could be?

Thanks,
Klassy

2 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Thu May 01, 2014 7:22 pm

Schipperkesue

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If he were mine I would think fighting damage however I would also read up on fowl pox...but not worry about it too much.

3 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Thu May 01, 2014 9:21 pm

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Sue, when I googled all images I found that looked similar were indeed pics of birds with avian pox.

I didn't want to jump to conclusions without a more experienced opinion. I have never seen something that looked like this in my flock and my roo's do peck each other from time to time.

He is isolated and I am going to do a bit more reading on fowl pox just in case...

The other birds at this booth looked to be really healthy so I will not worry too much!

4 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Thu May 01, 2014 11:17 pm

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I had a bird with the wet form of avian pox. Usually the bird overall with appear sick. The eyes and mouth will be effected.

JMO, what I am seeing from your pictures, is a comb that has a serious infection. If it were me, I would make sure to keep the comb clean. Don't try to bandage it. I would paint the infected parts with either unpasteruized honey or Polysporin. If you use Polysporin, just make sure not to use the one with the pain medication in it as your bird can have a severe enough reaction to it that the cure can kill instead of heal.

Another thing you can use too is Vetericyn.

All the best and hope he gets better.

5 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Fri May 02, 2014 6:22 am

Schipperkesue

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Yes, I would keep him separated and keep an eye on the comb. It may look like fowl pox., but it may not be fowl pox. A lot of those gashes are very beak-shaped in appearance.

6 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Fri May 02, 2014 1:36 pm

toybarons

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Yes, seperated. Health of the flock is what's important. =)

7 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Fri May 02, 2014 9:18 pm

KlassyChic

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Thank you for all of the helpful advice!

Fowl pox was not my first thought just what I came across on the internet. I figured infection and was wondering what was the best method of treatment? I have been washing his comb every day but was unsure if I should coat with poly/honey or try to keep it dry.

Like I said... all other birds there were in great health and other then the comb this guy too is in excellent shape! I quarantine all new birds at least 30 days.

I really like his personality and he will make a good addition to my flock!

8 Re: What Is Wrong With This Comb? on Sun May 04, 2014 8:57 pm

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I really think this just looks like injury, probably from another rooster. The wounds look mostly healed over now. But I agree, its always good to be on the safe side and keep new chickens separated from your main flock. Your 30-day policy is a good one, KlassyChic.

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