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​This is Chirpie,he will be 3 this coming July 4th. He was raised on 18% starter and never had anything with a higher protein. At about 6 months I start to supplement with dry cat food. He s a big healthy boy who has never had any health issues. I have to be doubtful that it was the protein level that caused you to lose them.

Did you ever give vitamin and electrolyte supplements? What protein were the parents on?

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Did you ever give vitamin and electrolyte supplements? What protein were the parents on?


​All our chicks get "poultry pac" vitamins in water once a week until about 3 months of age.  Adults are fed regular Poultry layer feed, supplemented with hard cat food and other add ins. I will check the protein % when I feed later, but it's just Dumor layer pellets.

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​All our chicks get "poultry pac" vitamins in water once a week until about 3 months of age.  Adults are fed regular Poultry layer feed, supplemented with hard cat food and other add ins. I will check the protein % when I feed later, but it's just Dumor layer pellets.

 

Thank you! If you know the weight of how much you feed of the layer feed and cat food that will be very beneficial. Same with the protein % for the both.

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@Garden Peas I don't think it was coccidia that killed them - they were acting totally fine. None of the chicken chicks got sick at all. They were in a brooder with pine bedding. I didn't see any blood in the poop or anything like that. They should have been warm enough - the temp was 102 directly under their light. No difficulty hatching, no red bellies, not foot problems. They seemed to be eating and drinking but they were being brooded in my workshop so I wasn't able to keep a very close eye on them. No vitamins in the water.

This time around though they will have their own brooder, I'll go with a higher protein feed just in case, I'll put vitamins in the water, and I'll brood them in my garage so I can keep a close eye on them. I really want these guys to do well if I can hatch them.
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@Garden Peas I don't think it was coccidia that killed them - they were acting totally fine. None of the chicken chicks got sick at all. They were in a brooder with pine bedding. I didn't see any blood in the poop or anything like that. They should have been warm enough - the temp was 102 directly under their light. No difficulty hatching, no red bellies, not foot problems. They seemed to be eating and drinking but they were being brooded in my workshop so I wasn't able to keep a very close eye on them. No vitamins in the water.

This time around though they will have their own brooder, I'll go with a higher protein feed just in case, I'll put vitamins in the water, and I'll brood them in my garage so I can keep a close eye on them. I really want these guys to do well if I can hatch them.

Peachicks can be more easily infected compared to chicken chicks.

 

Hopefully with a vitamin supplement and higher protein it could give them a fighting chance. Just don't mix medicated and non medicated.


Edited by Birdrain92 - 5/15/16 at 1:29pm
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@Garden Peas I don't think it was coccidia that killed them - they were acting totally fine. None of the chicken chicks got sick at all. They were in a brooder with pine bedding. I didn't see any blood in the poop or anything like that. They should have been warm enough - the temp was 102 directly under their light. No difficulty hatching, no red bellies, not foot problems. They seemed to be eating and drinking but they were being brooded in my workshop so I wasn't able to keep a very close eye on them. No vitamins in the water.

This time around though they will have their own brooder, I'll go with a higher protein feed just in case, I'll put vitamins in the water, and I'll brood them in my garage so I can keep a close eye on them. I really want these guys to do well if I can hatch them.

Peachicks don't get chicken coccidia, they get peafowl coccidia. Turkeys get their own, as do guineas, ducks, geese, cats, dogs, horses, goats, etc. 

 

-Kathy

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Peachicks don't get chicken coccidia, they get peafowl coccidia. Turkeys get their own, as do guineas, ducks, geese, cats, dogs, horses, goats, etc. 

 

-Kathy

The ironic part is that I was going through my vet book and just read that there are different kinds of coccidia just as you said that.

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Peachicks can be more easily infected compared to chicken chicks.

Hopefully with a vitamin supplement and higher protein it could give them a fighting chance. Just don't mix medicated and non medicated.

Unfortunately I have to mix it, I don't have access to medicated game bird starter. It says in the stickied "Peafowl 101" post that this is fine to do. I unfortunately don't have a choice, it's the only way they're getting any medicated feed at all.
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Peachicks don't get chicken coccidia, they get peafowl coccidia. Turkeys get their own, as do guineas, ducks, geese, cats, dogs, horses, goats, etc. 

-Kathy

Good to know! So I guess it really wouldn't have mattered if any chicks got sick or not.
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Originally Posted by Birdrain92 View Post

Peachicks can be more easily infected compared to chicken chicks.

Hopefully with a vitamin supplement and higher protein it could give them a fighting chance. Just don't mix medicated and non medicated.

I have to mix it, I don't have access to medicated game bird starter. It says in the stickied "Peafowl 101" post that this is fine to do. I unfortunately don't have a choice, it's the only way they're getting any medicated feed at all.
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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post

Peachicks don't get chicken coccidia, they get peafowl coccidia. Turkeys get their own, as do guineas, ducks, geese, cats, dogs, horses, goats, etc. 

-Kathy

Good to know! So I guess it really wouldn't have mattered if any chicks got sick or not.

Next time around you might want to weigh them every few days. They hatch at about 65-75 grams, but lose weight for a few days. Once they start gaining, they should gain no less than 5% of their body weight per day.

 

-Kathy

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Next time around you might want to weigh them every few days. They hatch at about 65-75 grams, but lose weight for a few days. Once they start gaining, they should gain no less than 5% of their body weight per day.

-Kathy

Will do! Thanks for the tip. I have a kitchen scale and a postal scale that goes up to 55 pounds so that shouldn't be a problem.

What's your opinion on the medicated feed? Will mixing be fine or should I also put them on Corid preventatively too?
Edited by Pyxis - 5/15/16 at 1:41pm
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