I need your help and input! Warning, contains pictures of deceased peafowl!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    This is what I have so far.

    • When not to tube
    • When to tube
    • Supplies needed, where to get them and possible substitutions.
    • Pictures of supplies
    • Pictures and videos of where to insert tube
    • Chart with volume of liquid and frequency
    • Chart with volume of food and frequency
    • Dehydration correction instructions
    • Possible complications

    -Kathy
     
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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I think this looks good! But don't forget I've never tubed before, so hopefully someone with experience will be able to give you feedback about what you're including here.

    I would be very happy to make a chart anytime! [​IMG] So happy to help!
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest you caution all about getting the solution to thick as it will pack off easy.. I have used some prepared foods from the vet that I had some problems with ,as I had the viscosity to thick . I find it easier to use a large syringe and I use a pc. of small tube like the is used in oxygen breathing systems. Don't feed to fast at first as it is a new thing to the birds. connerhills
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for the input!

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    @connerhills Will include desired thickness, speed of delivery, tube and syringe sizes.

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  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    One thing, speaking only from my own completely inexperienced perspective, is that I'd like some way to know for sure that tubing is really needed.
    Our birds here are totally wild so the process really seems daunting and traumatic and I'd want to be sure it was necessary.

    Of course, I assume this will fall under "When to tube," and so I guess I'm just pointing out that this part would be very important to me, and likely to other beginners!
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You are so full of helpful suggestions.

    -Kathy
     
  9. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might wanna add when you do tube sizes and such...the average length to the crop and what sizes you use for each different bird and the different sizes in the birds as well....for example...number blah for the tube of a adult chicken (type) at around (x) amount of inches to the crop and roughly how much to feed them...and also how much liquid for each different bird as well..in dosing from chick to juvy to adult...and maybe include the precise amount so people don't have to figure out or weigh there birds...most people wont weigh there birds....I tried to weigh hawk and she didn't want to stand and the scale wasn't big enough....hope this helps
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Size 30 french tube, 16" long. Bird pictured was 4 months old.
    Tubing pictures:
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    -Kathy
     
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