Is something wrong?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by cinders55, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. cinders55

    cinders55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea why he's all puffed up? I switched to medicated chick starter last week. He's not as active as his brothers and he's not following them around like usual. I appreciate any input. Thank you.
     
  2. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had a peabird with droopy wings to make it. I would separate it from the rest of the flock and worm them all. Also, pick the bird up and feel its breast to see if it is eating (you can compare it to his brothers). If it is thin, it could be a matter of the other birds not allowing this one to eat as they can be cruel to white birds. I would even consider taking him or at least some of his poop to the vet to be tested for worms. My vet tests poop for $20 which actually saves me money on wormer. Good luck, that white crest is to die for! A very stunning bird.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty peachick. One of my three white peachicks started acting like that very recently. She didn't move around much and slept a lot sometimes and wasn't so active. Her brothers would run around and run to get food from my hands and she would just slowly walk up. Sometimes she would even trip when trying to go over the support beam on the wire floor so she was acting weak. I put some safe guard in their water and also I probably didn't have to squirt it down her throat too but we did do that also. The next day she was a tiny bit better then by each day she got better and better and now is just as energetic as her brothers. The only way I can tell them apart is she is the smallest.

    I don't know if safe guard will help yours, but it sure did help mine recover whatever it was battling.[​IMG]

    Oh and just keep an eye on him he might just be tired.
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes first thing worm with safe guard for goats.......
     
  5. cinders55

    cinders55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, I will be at the feed store first thing in the morning for safe guard. He doesn't feel light and I got some water down him and he ate some spinach out of my hand. I did separate him from the others and will worm them all tomorrow. I'll keep you posted and I thank you so much. I do love him and will do everything I can.

    I'm sorry to report he didn't make it till the morning. My heart is aching. He was my favorite. Thanks for the help and I will be sure to worm my other three in the morning.
     
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  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no I am soo sorry![​IMG] I hope your other three will stay healthy.
     
  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I'm sorry to hear that... [​IMG]
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor guy
     
  9. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats so sad...[​IMG]
     
  10. cinders55

    cinders55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the kind words. I cried myself to sleep and still weepy this morning. My husband will bury him this morning and I will worm the others. Thank goodness they appear healthy. It's my fault and I am so very sorry. I've been sick for the past two weeks and forgot to add the daily wormer into their food. Now I will get the safe guard.
     

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