is my peafowl sick?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by lobo307, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i noticed that one of my 4 month old peas is holding her wings a little low and looks like she is yawning alot, like all the time, should i be concerned?
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it outside on the ground? has it been around chickens?

    Your chick could have Worms, Blackhead or Coccidiosis then again may not have any of these, if we know where and what your chick has been doing we may be able to help.

    This was taken from another post.


    Peachicks will need to be wormed more that the adults and also need more meds. I learn about worming and general care for peachicks from the best breeder in the US Brad Legg.I worm my peachicks one a month if the ground is wet from rains I worm them ever three weeks I use safe-guard 4 to 5cc per gal of water.
    I also treat them for blackhead with metronidazole I buy the 500mg tablets I put 3 per gal. of water once a week.

    I know some on here will say they never had problem with blackhead and I have never had blackhead and I told Brad this and he said you never know till it to late and start having birds dying so that when I started treating them. As far as rotating wormers I use to till a few years ago we had a speaker at the UPA convention on bird health and this was brought up he said not to rotate wormers because the birds could get immune to both wormer and not work he said use one till it stop working and then switch you can tell by taking feces samples. When useing Ivemec 1/2 cc is enought on a adult bird no need to repeat in ten day it stay in the bird system around 30 days it need to be injected or put on the skin it oil base and will not mix with water. This is the way I do my peachicks and the way Brad raises his and he hatches 1000's of peachicks a year so who know more about peafowl than Brad.​
     
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  3. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Got a few questions regarding using a wormer until it is no longer effective. What is the purpose of that? And you find out it is no longer working by your birds being infested which you find in the fecal. That does not sound like prevention.
    Does that not mean the birds have not become immune. But the parasites have become immune to the wormer?

    Not trying to be a smart a**, just trying to understand the advantage to this.
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    yes, BigCreek, it means the worms become immune to the wormer. Kind of like an addict becoming more tolerant of higher doses of drugs in humans. When you then switch wormers, you use a drug the worms have not sort of "evolved" to tolerate, and the new wormer should kill off the worms that were getting tolerant of the old wormer. You would hopefully be able to return to the first wormer as the second wormer stops being effective, because the generations of worms currently in your bird's system would not have been exposed to the first wormer- if that makes sense.
     
  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Got a few questions regarding using a wormer until it is no longer effective. What is the purpose of that? And you find out it is no longer working by your birds being infested which you find in the fecal. That does not sound like prevention.
    Does that not mean the birds have not become immune. But the parasites have become immune to the wormer?

    Not trying to be a smart a**, just trying to understand the advantage to this.

    This was a post from DMFarm, but be careful about using the word Prevention when talking about wormers we got in big trouble using the word Prevention.

    Bigcreek, We only use two wormers Safe Guard for Goats and Ivomec Plus and in the 10 years doing this have never had problems with worms as far as I know haven't seen any.
     
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We still need to hear from you so we can help with your peachick.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:We still need to hear from you so we can help with your peachick.

    Sound like the yawning alot it has gape worms, can be deadly.....start worming them. Like steve say give us more info as time goes. One thing people think is peafowl just die easy....Really they are strong even when sick ,they may not shows signs of being sick, until those last few days
     
  8. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are on the ground and my chickens free range, so they have been near thrm but not in the pen. she is the only one of 5 that are about 4-5 months old that is showing any symptoms.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    My advice worm them all with safe guard first, even the chicken. Watch their dropping, at 5 months if they had medicated starter, would not thing cocci. then worm with ivomec next month.



    Chicken can be bad news , but blackhead can be picked up from other ways....All free range birds need wormed ,lot of bugs and earthworm are host to lots of worms. Just treat your chicken too. Blachead is a deadly disease, don't think thats your problem, their dropping first sign,
     
  10. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks, ill get the safe guard today. does tsc carry it?
     

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