3 sick peachicks. How to mix Sulmet?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by the Old Rebel, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    Three of my white/ black shoulder peachicks are not doing well. Wings are drooping. They sit with their eyes closed or their heads tucked under a wing too much during the day. I've been out of town taking care of my Mom. My DH didn't realize they were sick. Thought they weren't resting well at night.

    I sprayed them down to get rid of any external parasites. I'm thinking of giving them a round of Sulmet, but don't know if that is wise. I don't think they are having respiratory problems. I don't hear anything. Would Sulmet help Coccidia? No blood in the poop though. If I use Sulmet, how much do I put in a one-gallon waterer?

    I've read a couple of other recent threads on sick peachicks. I don't have any Corid, but perhaps I could get some. Would that be better than Sulmet?

    WHERE do mites and lice come from?? We had hay bales in the mother's pen to outline her nesting area and loose hay in the nesting area. I was wondering if mites and lice eggs are IN hay and/or wheat straw and/or shavings. I HATE mites and lice. They seem to seek out the very young, the very old, and the infirm.

    I've got Nutri-drench in their water and am feeding them boiled egg yolks along with gamebird chick starter and grower.

    This is my second year for raising peachicks..... my first with the white/black shoulder crosses. I REALLY don't want to lose these babies. But I've only got tomorrow to take care of them and then I have to be out of town again to take care of my Mom. My DH will do what he can, but he is not as interested in the birds as I am.

    I will DEEPLY APPRECIATE any help anyone can give me.

    Hope y'all have a GREAT evening and a BEAUTIFUL tomorrow.
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what Sulmet is, if it is coccidiosis Corid is the best. If it is Black Head Metrontozol is what we use 3 tablets to a gallon of water (Get this from your vet).

    The chicks need to be on medicated chick starter 18 to 21 % protein and it don't have to be gamebird starter.

    When you worm your peafowl that will get rid on most of the mites and lice on them. (Safe Guard for goats in there water 3 cc to a gallon)

    How old are your chicks?
     
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  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thing posted twice for some reason.
     
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