BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Peafowl › Ivermectin dose for peafowl???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ivermectin dose for peafowl???

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I just got my first pair of peafowl and they're in quarantine right now. So far, the only thing I see is mites. Lots, and lots of mites.

 I treat my chickens and turkey with ivermectin pour on, and just wondering what dosage I should use for peas?

The cock is two years old, and the hen is 1 year old.

Thanks!

post #2 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadamPoofyBrow View Post
 

I just got my first pair of peafowl and they're in quarantine right now. So far, the only thing I see is mites. Lots, and lots of mites.

 I treat my chickens and turkey with ivermectin pour on, and just wondering what dosage I should use for peas?

The cock is two years old, and the hen is 1 year old.

Thanks!


If they are full grown sized, you can use 1 ml on the bird (you might use a bit less on the hen if she's still smallish).  Put a couple drops on the skin at the crest feathers, half the rest on the skin between the shoulders, and the rest on the skin above the butt-fluff at the tail end.

 

You will also want to worm internally with fenbendazole or another wormer that is more broad-spectrum than the ivermectin.  Safeguard liquid goat wormer (10%) can be given in bread treats or other food treats.  (Do NOT try to dissolve it in their drinking water!!!).  You can also give it orally if you are good at that sort of thing.  Typically use 50 mg per kg -- divide the bird's weight in pounds by 2.2 to get kg.  Typical doses are 2 ml to 3 ml for a male, depending on weight, and 1.5 to 2 ml for a female, again depending on her weight.  Here's a great link (scroll down to post #8):

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/926738/safeguard-and-feather-damage-while-molting

 

Since the birds are new to you, worm with fenbendazole (safeguard) for 5 days in a row, then wait 10 days and repeat the 5 day worming.

 

Congrats on your new peas, and welcome to the peafowl forum! :frow  We're a pretty chatty group, and we LOVE pictures!

-- The Accidental Peahen
Reply
-- The Accidental Peahen
Reply
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
I just treated them. Their breeder said he'd just treated for worms, so not sure if I should? Risk of overdose?
They are Indian blues, and I'll be joining in on the peafowl chat! I'll try and get some pics soon :-D
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Could I find Safeguard at TSC?
post #5 of 8
Yes, TSC carries safeguard.
Edited by DylansMom - 5/13/16 at 4:15pm

1 wonderful husband, 1 terrific son, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 3 guineas, 5 chickens, 1 tough turkey....RIP Turtee (2005-8/28/2015), and 46 spoiled Peacocks.

 "Life is Good"

Reply

1 wonderful husband, 1 terrific son, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 3 guineas, 5 chickens, 1 tough turkey....RIP Turtee (2005-8/28/2015), and 46 spoiled Peacocks.

 "Life is Good"

Reply
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadamPoofyBrow View Post

Thanks!
I just treated them. Their breeder said he'd just treated for worms, so not sure if I should? Risk of overdose?
They are Indian blues, and I'll be joining in on the peafowl chat! I'll try and get some pics soon :-D

 

There are a lot of people that think they are 'Treating' in the correct manner when they may not be.  If I were in your situation I would treat them exactly as Garden Peas laid out above and you will KNOW it was done right.  With Safeguard there is no worry about overdosing.

NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

Reply
NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

Reply
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Alright, I got safeguard and treated them just as GardenPeas suggested. Also dosed with Ivermectin. I don't see any more mites, and they seem very healthy :-)

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

The cock also screamed for the first time yesterday. Wow. Just...wow:th

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Peafowl
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Peafowl › Ivermectin dose for peafowl???