A visitor from the UK looking for advice about new pea ownership

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  1. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings peapeople,
    I'm posting on behalf of Marie, a new pea owner looking for advice.
    She asked for help through the Image Database, and I let her know I would share her questions here:


    "Hi so sorry to trouble you
    I just bought two peacocks well peahen and peacock and was kept in a dog kennel with all its poop on the floor so u can imagine the smell of them both [​IMG] well now they have come to me and they are brother and sister they are 8 months old and I would like some advice really if you have the time please just to tell me what wormer to feed them and to get rid of any ticks or things they have as they wasn't kept in the nicest way and I like to do everything right by my animals and what to feed them to give the best to the birds please
    Regards Marie"

    I did advise Marie to come browse here for answers, but if you have anything to share with her I'm sure she'd appreciate it!
     
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Medications are going to be hard due to the difference in brands between the U.S. and the UK. But for a wormer, look for a fenbendazole ( here safeguard for goats) based wormer to start. We do 5 days on, then after 10 days do another 5 days of wormer.
    depending on their condition and the conditions they are kept under you will need a worming schedule, whether its 3 times a year, twice a year, or depending on fecal test results, you are going to want to rotate wormers, using a different class of wormer, depending on the results of the fecal, or just to make sure. Fenbendazole is a class 1 wormer. levamisole, pyrantel, and morantel are examples of class11 wormers.
    For lice, I suggest a poultry dust available locally. Preferably done before they are in their permanent housing. Read the labels to see what they are effective against. Good luck and enjoy.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    In the UK, the wormer most people use something called Flubenvet (flubendazole). I think that one can also find Safeguard rabbit de-wormer paste (fenbendazole), but i need to check on the dose for that since i think it's more concentrated than our Safeguard paste. Not sure about what they use for lice and mites, or if something with permethrin even is sold there. For coccidiosis they use Coxoid (amprolium).

    -Kathy
     
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  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you peafriends!
    Marie has another question, and is having trouble posting here for some reason. Hopefully she'll figure out how to post here and can get your excellent advice more easily! [​IMG]

    "Hi,my peacocks have black tar like poop so wondered if was ill or is it what they eating lady told me to give them chicken corn mix and I give them grit for chickens and few greens etc can you let me know where I'm going wrong please, Regards"

    Marie: I already know this is coming from our peapeople so I'll ask right away...
    Can you post pictures of their poop? This will be the best way for people to get an idea of if your pea is having a problem...
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If it's cecal poop, it's normal. Cecal pouches are voided two, maybe three times a day. All other poops should look like chicken poop. If they are passing black tar poops all day long that is a serious problem.

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Normal cecal poop:
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  7. marie1975

    marie1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi thank you I will take a picture and post it what do you feed them for a proper diet as lady I bought them off gave them allsorts like chips and mushy peas leftovers but I haven't I just given them bread brown and granary .also bit of cabbage and broccoli and apple not seam to like any all left in cage . Except chicken corn mix it's whet or barley in mix mainly.will maze hurt peacocks?
     
  8. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greens,seafood,bugs, nuts,& fruit are good. Chicken corn mix isn't so good. Peas require more protein than chickens. If you can get a gamebird mix, it would be better, otherwise you want to feed at least 20%, including the "treats".
     
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  9. marie1975

    marie1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    How much wormer and where do I get it from?do I have to give them I have two that's last yrs chicks please help as I don't want the birds to become ill I'm worried as one of them has black diorior sorry can't spell need to sort them as soon as poss thanx marie
     
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    marie1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    20%dont understand? What treats do I give? Should I get new food for them what food do they need thank you for telling me
     

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