Hurt Peacock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Florida chick, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    OK SO I had a guy over buying 40 ducks and he happen to "RUN INTO" my mature male Peacock. Well we brushed it off and now tonight Poor INdies leg is swollen at the joint. I AM FURIOUS! Is there anything I can do? Not to mention I can't really catch him. He came pretty wild and is loose on the farm [​IMG] He is lame but moving around on it and still flying
  2. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
  3. jdypat

    jdypat Songster

    Quote:well certainly if you cant catch him you cant help him. just wish him luck and go on... or net him.. tranqualize him and take him to vet. they are so strong and overcome so much.. i bet he will be ok.. jast make good food available for him and calcium.. he gonna need calcium. joint injuries are rough. good luck.jdy
  4. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    I live in the country there are no aviary vets here. I was hoping there was something I could give him via food? I put out extra cat food for him.
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    lets hope he doesn't injure it further... IMHO he should be restricted (penned) so as to prevent further injury and then you can monitor him better
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    You might try calling avian veterinary departments at universities to see if they can offer advice since you don't have avian vets in your area. I really don't know if it's okay for peacocks to have glucosamine sulfate or glucosamine chondroiten which can help with joint injuries in dogs, cats, humans and many other critters. Perhaps some pain killer would help with inflammation and pain while he is trying to heal. I don't know the dose for peacocoks but for chickens the usual dose recommended on BYC is 5 regular (325 mg) aspirin (no substitues) crushed per gallon of water. So this guy ran into him with a CAR?
  7. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    He is fine! YIPPEE Thank you all.
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Great news! Thanks for the update!

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