India Blue Peafowl hatched with problems.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ericbrbr, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. ericbrbr

    ericbrbr Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 28, 2008
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    I incubated 3 Pea eggs thanks to a great seller that sent me an extra. Anyhow the 1st to hatch looked to me to have problems but I didnt think anything about it because this is my 1st pea hatch. I noticed it couldn't bend its leg. My 2nd one hatched the next day and is already walking around. Still waiting on 3rd. The leg is just straight out almost like its broken but I gently bend it for him and he doesnt cry or anything, I know its not right though. Do I need to wait and see or just take care of it. Thanks, Eric.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd try to brace it using treatment for spraddle leg. Leg issues are pretty common in peafowl, just like chickens.

    I have a 3 wk old chick now that I tried to brace and it didn't work. So far she is getting around oK on one leg, but if she can't fend for herself when she gets to the growout pen, I'll have to euth her... I'm taking a wait and see for her for now.
     

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