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help! can't tell if something is wrong

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by daniellooo, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. daniellooo

    daniellooo Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if i'm overreacting. I have 7 peachicks all raised on the dirt, given safeguard for five days starting on the 11th and just started giving them medicated feed. They also get greens and mealworms daily, but they haven't been,too eager for their,snacks the last two days. They have never been around chickens or turkeys since I got them over a month ago. The problem is I see several of them having clear liquid poop, no blood, and not yellow as far as I can tell. They were sneezing maybe a week ago, but I'm not noticing that anymore. They're acting normal. Am I being too concerned about these poops? I bought,some duramycin the other day in ccase, do you think they need it?
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of the chick showing the entire body and the poop? That will help us the best to help figure out what's wrong.
     
  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peachicks raised on the ground are very susceptible to coccidiosis, makes sure you have Corid on hand or there is also something called Sulmet I believe.

    The symptons are fluffed out feathers, head pulled in to their body, listlessness, not as excited about life. They can die from it quickly so dosing them is probably in order.

    I am not to up on the dosages as I personally use about 6 drops of oregano oil to a teaspoon of olive oil and it doses a lot if not all my babies but be very very carefully when u dose any bird orally! So easy to aspirate and kill them if not very very careful. I give each of mine about 3 drops but not before roughly 3 weeks old. Mine are raised on the ground by chicken hens so I have to be super vigilant.

    Corid is found in most farm stores, in the calf or goat section, hope someone can chime for doses on the meds.
     
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I am back to feeding a wet mash again so I can start the deworming and cocci treatments via mixing it into the mash.

    If you calculate approximately how much your hen is going to eat in a days time, you can put two ml/cc into the feed. The chicks will eat the same feed and get a proportionately correct amount. I have about twenty peachicks being raised by peahens on dirt right now and this is the only way for me short of catching all of them and calculating such a tiny amount to give orally.

    Of course you could put some in the water, but that is a risk I don't take again.
     
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  5. daniellooo

    daniellooo Out Of The Brooder

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    So are you saying I should deworm them again? I took your advice and made a mash last time, they ate it right up. They're not showing any symptoms like drooping or being ruffled. They weren't sneezing yesterday, but today they're back at it and the youngest chick seemed like he had a hard time catching his breath after eating some food.
    I have safeguard, corid, and duramycin on hand. And I haven't caught anyone pooping yet while my camera's been out. The poop is so watery is just looks like a wet spot of dirt, not much to take a picture of anyway.
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I am sorry, I was thinking Corid for cocci, not worms. I would not expect worms to be a problem until they are around four to six weeks, perhaps longer, as it takes time for them to pick up the eggs and hatch out in their system, then they have to grow to proportions that would endanger the bird. At this stage I would be more concerned about cocci.

    How old are the chicks?
     
  7. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    Sounds like they are drinking, but not eating. I'd guess cocci so get your corid in the water. I'd start with the moderate outbreak dose and see if that helps clear up the watery poop. You may need to tube feed, in the meantime, if they are not eating.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
     
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  8. margaret8

    margaret8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help, I found fresh blood on top of feed container. I looked and the only blood was on a BS back. They laid their last eggs about 2 weeks ago they are eating and drinking well. I just got through worming them with Safeguard. I would take it to the vet if I knew which one it was.
     
  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't stress too much about it. It could have been a claw from another peafowl. Just watch your birds for signs of infection.
     
  10. margaret8

    margaret8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not find a hole. Could I have given them too much wormer? I followed the instructions given by the vet. I didn't think you could overdose on Safeguard.
     

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