Injured peahen

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by khizmet, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. khizmet

    khizmet New Egg

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    Need some help on what to do for my Blue India peahen. I think she got between to Peacocks that may have been fighting. She was fine Tues morn when I looked in on her. I got home eight hours later and she couldn't stand.
    I took her to the vet Thurs, and they think she suffered a spinal injury and put her on a steroid. My worry is she isn't eating.
    Is there some kind of mash or something I can get in her? I have been using a syringe to get some water in her, but no food.

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/980241/another-egg-bound-hen

    Check out this thread, if she is old enough to lay eggs, she may be egg bound.
     
  3. khizmet

    khizmet New Egg

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    She unfortunately isn't egg bound. She laid one yesterday. The vet is pretty certain it's a back injury.

    I have given her two steroid shots and not noticed any improvement yet.
    My biggest concern is her not eating. I have used a syringe to het water in her, but don't know what or how to get food in her.

    Is there a food that can be made into a mash to put in a syringe ? InreLly want to get something in her,
     
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    My egg bound hen would not eat either. I used Kaytee exact baby bird formula in the water I was giving her. She pulled thru.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What does her poop look like? I ask because I had a couple this year that had some sort of intestinal problem, and neither of them could walk.

    Normal regular poop:
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    Normal cecal poop:
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    -Kathy
     
  6. khizmet

    khizmet New Egg

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    It seemed normal up until the day she suddenly couldn't walk. Since then it has been pretty much liquid.
    She doesn't want to eat. I did see her drink water last night. I gave her some vegetable baby food with a syringe, and also a small amount of pedilight.

    What was wrong with yours?
     
  7. Donna R Raybon

    Donna R Raybon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would rule out Mareks. Sure sounds like it could be. Commonly called pasture paralysis. Peafowl are susceptible to Mareks.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think my hen had one or more problems, so I treated for capillary and cecal worms, coccidiosis, giardia, E. coli and blackhead. Drugs given were Safeguard (fenbendazole), Corid, metronidazole, and Baytril. Of course she also had to be tube fed. Take a fresh poo sample to the vet on Monday and have them check it for worm eggs, coccidia, bacteria, yeast, etc.

    -Kathy
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Probably not Marek's.

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @khizmet , can you post a picture of her poop?

    -Kathy
     

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