I have a question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hairco, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 pea chicks that my cousin gave me were born in July and i have had them about 3 weeks and i have the in a wire brooder cage and it has wire bottom all the way.Do i need to make a wood box with a wood floor for them to go in and also do i need a light for them? I have never give them a worm treatment and was going to get the safe guard goat worm er and was wondering how much
    per gal. The 1st picture was the pen they were in when i 1st got them and the 2st pen is where they are now which is the new pen. Thanks
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  2. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh forgot how many days do you worm the them?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I worm all of my birds orally by weight. The amount I use is 50mg/kg (.5ml per 2.2 pounds) by mouth and repeat in ten days.

    Some people put Safeguard in the water, but it does settle, so I'm not sure how effective that is... Not all birds drink the same amount at the same time, so those that drink a lot first will get more medicine than those that drink a little all day long. Make sense?

    Was thinking about doing an experiment the test the settling of the wormer in water.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  5. mbbrinegar

    mbbrinegar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were on wire bottom, and I still put a box for them to go in. I thought the wire was alot on there feet. I have them now on pine shavings. I mixed my safeguard with water 3 ml per gallon for 3-5 days then repeat in 14. Hope this helps.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That probably got most worms *if* they each consumed 20mg/kg ( .2ml per 2.2 pounds of body weight) of medicine three days in a row. Mixing every couple of hours sounds like a good idea.

    Warning: No offense intended to Hopkins, but there are many errors in that medication list, so I would thoroughly research dosage amounts.

    -Kathy
     
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