Coccidiosis in peachicks??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by farmchick897, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that peachicks can't be raised on the ground because of coccidiosis and I have had the experience of losing some because of this. My question is.. My peahens hatched out 5 chicks and they are being raised on the ground by the hen for 3 weeks now and seem to be doing great. Is it a matter of time before they get it or ?
     
  2. casportpony

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

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    It's been my experience that blackhead is more of a problem than coccidiosis when raising peachicks on the ground, especially if that ground has ever had chickens on it. There is a thread in the turkey forum that you might find helpful:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/804570/coping-with-blackhead


    I'm not saying that coccidiosis isn't something to worry about, 'cause I have known of some peachicks *and* one adult that died from it.

    -Kathy
     

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