Baby peafowl sick

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Teepea, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Teepea

    Teepea Out Of The Brooder

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    I've talked to a few and they all say it's probably wry neck ( stargazer) she throws her head around and falls over a lot. I can just get her to eat and drink by dropping it onto her mouth. I don't think she's getting much rest though with all these neck spasms. [​IMG]Going out to get vitamins today too. Any extra advice?
     
  2. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually it's caused by diet in fowl.

    The following treatments have been reported as being fairly effective:

    Nystatin
    Trimethoprim Sulfa
    Vitamin B 12 to strengthen the nervous system
    Enhanced nutrition to correct any nutritional deficiencies

    Maybe give them some Gatorade too?
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  4. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your baby and hope the vits help. You might consider adding brewers yeast to your birds diet in hopes of alleviating future problems.
     
  5. Teepea

    Teepea Out Of The Brooder

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    Just normal baby chicken crumble now with sunflower seeds, a little egg and vitamins.
     
  6. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll die on that.

    They need Gamebird starter. Higher protein.
     
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  7. Teepea

    Teepea Out Of The Brooder

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    I''ve raised a n other peachick before, but if you say so. I'll get it
     
  8. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peafowl are gamebirds,in the same family as Guineas and Turkeys. Both need high protein.

    Get poultry electrolytes and vitamins.
     
  9. Teepea

    Teepea Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure thing, they do also get some crushed dog biscuits
     
  10. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why the biscuits?
     

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