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Help... sick peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by marzullol, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. marzullol

    marzullol Out Of The Brooder

    Sick Peafowl about 5 months old. Noticed last night it was away from the rest of the flock. Walking slowly, hunched up and its feathers puffed up. Started the babies on Tylan 1 1/ 4 tsp per 6 gallons of water.

    We had 2 sick babies earlier this month, first one we noticed on a Fri night, and it was gone by the morning. I started corid. A few days later another started looking hunched and puffed. Started hand feeding and oral dosage of corid, baby was very light so i thought it was dehydrated. Lost second baby after a few days of treatment. By then it had runny nose, and it eyes we dry gooey and closed

    Their pen is 10x27, enclosed barn stall, adults are in a stall next door. No signs of any issues with the adults.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It's probably blackhead (histomoniasis). Sick ones need to be inside where it's warm and treated with no less than 30mg/kg metronidazole (Fish-Zole, Flagyl, Meditrich) by mouth once a day for five days. Can you post a picture of poop? If they aren't drinking and eating they need to be tube fed 30ml/kg every 6-8 hours.

    If you can afford it, take your bird to the vet ASAP!

    -Kathy
     

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