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HELP!! Severe Injury!! Graphic pics!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by muscovy94, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hey this morning when I went to let everyone out I noticed one of my peacocks wasn't acting right and so I looked at him closer and found that he had a huge HOLE under his beak and his tongue was sticking out of it!! What can I do??? I'm kinda freakin out right now! ANYS SUGGESTIONS? Here are some pics:






  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    OMG. Poor thing. I have no idea as this is not my area of expertise but I hope someone has some ideas for you.
    Best wishes. Keep us posted.
  3. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

    Dec 22, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    That dont look good!! Im no expert at all, but i would think some sort of antibiotic on there would be OK for now until you figure out what to do. The antibiotic should help to fight any infection that could occur.

    Have you tried calling a vet?

    Wait till Deerman see this thread....he should know what to do or at least where to start!!
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I'm going to hazard some farm medicine advice from just my own opinion.

    That said, you'll need to get that tongue back in. Squirt water on it and try to help it pull it in and perhaps it will go back in its normal channel. Until you do get it back in, you MUST keep it moist!!

    Keep the whole area covered in neosporin.

    Poor baby!
  5. Wow that just sucks. DW is over here saying awwww poor baby. I hope you have luck.getting that tongue back through. Any idea what did that to it?
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    there is a tear in the skin under the beak.....first if not able to do it yourself take to a vet. Really not that hard, get some thread ...stich it back closed, my guess about 6 stiches or more, then neosorin. Make sure you put enought stiches so no hole for the tongue to come out.

    remove the stiches after 10 days.
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I did see an adult at an auction that was like that, he was living fine with a hole there, still look odd to see it's tongue come in and out under the beak.

  8. impis

    impis Songster

    Nov 20, 2010
    The answer to this problems is EASY!!!


    Frankly I'm horrified that you have to ask what to do. Do not attempt to stitch it yourself. Would you like to be stitched up without anaesthetic? No, of course not. Take it to a vet.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    deerman, would some of that New Skin or superglue work?
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Clean the area well, push back the tongue and either stitch it up or use skin glue, making sure not to glue the tongue. Apply neosporin or the similar.

    impis - many vets do not treat peafowl or chickens.... so some people have to improvise.

    I have stitched up chickens etc... and it seems that although it may be painful, they don't seem to feel it the same as we do, almost like they have a pain blocking system or something. If I can take it to a vet, I will but many times the vets know less than I do. I had to stitch up my horse last year, at 11:00 at night, in the chicken barn with little light, on a weekend, no lanocain,... just ice, a quilting need and fishing line and some antiseptic and a pair of pliers. Vet was 2 hrs out, so I was on my own. He stood their like a champ while my husband fed him cookies and I stitched up his chest. Did it hurt........... I'm sure, but less than if it was left open and got infected. I'm just glad he likes his cookies so much....... : )

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