HELP!!! My peafowl's legs are broken!!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacock8, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. peacock8

    peacock8 In the Brooder

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    I was looking at one of my little peafowl and saw that his leg was twisted so i got him out of the box he was in and put him on the ground and he walked fine. Later today i was looking at him again and he can't walk his two legs are twisted. HELP what can i do? My peafowl is 2 months old. [​IMG]
     

  2. MarlaKaye

    MarlaKaye In the Brooder

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    ok, this is going to sound stupid.... Untwist them~

    jk... splint, with padding. Feel them, do you feel a break, does he wince when you touch in certain place.
    Is the chick just weak? Try feeding him yourself. from your finger tips. Baby peafowl might look like they have eaten, but maybe they were just nosing around the feeder.
    Wet the chicks food with milk, and keep it stirred up, because it tries to congeal. Only mix small portions, they will go bad on you.
    Be certain he is drinking too, the water in the chick feed/starter will help with hydration a little. But they have to be taught to drink. How old is the chick?
    I'll hang out for a bit to see if you are still online
    MarlaKaye
     
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist 8 Years

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    If he is 2 months old and has been fed a high protein diet like game starter plus egg yolk, he could have hip problems due to very rapid growth. The experts can tell you better. Do you have a pic?
     
  4. peacock8

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    The peachick is about 6 weeks old. My parents think that the peachicks legs are broken so they put a spliter on each side of the legs but it just lays their it doesn't do anything. What should we do?
     

  5. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist 8 Years

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    breaking both legs would be odd unless something happened like something fell on him. Also if it looked twisted and them he walked, and then it got bad again, it seems unlikely that the legs are broken (IMHO).
    Splints may not be the right thing to do.
    Pics??
     

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