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heatlight and what I've noticed in cold new york

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by farmgal2, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. farmgal2

    farmgal2 In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2009
    western new york
    I read all this stuff on worming and antibiotics for peafowl(IB). but I'm noticing it does nothing for them like a heatlight. I have wormed my chicks, elder chicks, adults and antibioticed them and they still sniffled. I give them a heatlamp and they get healthy. These are not small birds either. 2 are half the size of full grown adults. But watching them crouch down, I felt they need heat. They are inside a nice clean tight coop also. no drafts and clean deep litter. At first I didnt think heat would be an answer, considering their housing situation is perfect but it turned out to be the "best" answer.
    So try giving them some heat when these cold temps begin to take over. I noticed they horded the heat at first, then they slowly acclimated themselves to the changing outside temps going outside more often than not at all. now they are hardly in the heat, have no sniffles and are more energetic. I'm leaving the heatlamp in thier pen.

    Anyone have this notion?

  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    You made a good point, any birds that are sick, need heat or temp like 70 degree..as part of their treatment.

    The healty peafowl ,even older peachicks will be fine without heat.

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