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Baby pea chick rearing!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by sbarker9421, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. sbarker9421

    sbarker9421 Hatching

    Jun 15, 2016
    Hi. I'm new to this!
    Our peahen had abandoned a chick and we found it near deaths door. From what we can work out it was late to hatch compared to the others[​IMG] and just been left.
    I have taken him/her in and been hand rearing it. We are feeding it game bird starter crumb, a few worms and some hard boiled egg. It's come on leaps and bounds in 24hours.

    I noticed tonight it's frantically pecking it's feathers and me (it seems like it's trying to clean itself but it's pulling slightly on his/her feathers, it then continuous to pecking around where it is then stops for a few seconds then starts again. It's eyes are closed the entire time) it's hard to explain but does anyone know why this has suddenly started?

    I'm from the UK

  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Songster

    Apr 23, 2014
    This sounds normal, is he cold?
  3. casportpony

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

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Can you post a video?


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