Looking after Peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by CanadianCrower, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower Out Of The Brooder

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    We have gotten two little peachicks about two weeks old. I have brooded chickens before, but am a little nervous about these babies. i need information:confused: Please help me out with these questions:

    How warm should the brooder be?
    How long do I keep them in the brooder?
    They appear to fly. Should I clip their wings?
    One seems a bit lethargic and stumbles a little. Is this just his way or what could this be about?
    They seem to cry a lot, not so much this morning, but last evening (we just got them yesterday morning)

    I'm sure I have forgotten some of the things I laid awake wondering about last night, but this is a start. Any help is appreiated![​IMG]
     
  2. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I just picked up the little guy who seemed a bit out of it and it appears he has diarrhea - it's light coloured, almost yellowish and very runny. The guy I got them so said NOT to use medicated feed because it would make their wings all droopy and funny, but I am wondering if this is cocci?
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:because it would make their wings all droopy and funny, but I am wondering if this is cocci?

    We use Medicated feed 20% chick starter/grower. [​IMG]

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    I would put Terramycin in there water.

    Steve
     
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  4. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My peachicks get all medicated game bird starter
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes use a medicated starter.......20% to 24%
     
  6. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I have put them on medicated feed, but the little guy seems reluctant to eat so a few times a day we take him out and make him eat some softened food off our fingers. It's a slow process. The bigger guy is quite the character and tries to eat anything he can see! I will try to get some Terramycin. Is it OK for them both to have??
     
  7. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, my little peachick is not doing so well. I phoned the vet to get some Terramycin and they told me before I even got to tell them what I needed that they don't deal with birds and don't know who would arond here [​IMG] Tomorrow I will try the farm supply store, but I suspect all they might have is injectable. I do have injectable long acting penicillan that i use on goats and cats. i am afraid I'm going to lose the little guy:(
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most farm supply stores around here have the powdered terramycin in yellow packets I think around the poultry supplies. It usually isn't hard to find. I know what you mean about the vet not wanting to see birds, the livestock vet tells me to call the pet vet who tells me to call the livestock vet. So I get info on line, hope for the best, and the vet gives me whatever meds I want so that I don't try to bring the birds in. Not the best situation, but the best that I can do.

    I hope your little one makes it!
     
  9. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower Out Of The Brooder

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    Sadly my baby didn't last the night. But I am going to check out the meds and get some to have on hand. And now i have to try to locate a friend for my remaining peachick who is very noisy alone. I'm going to try to find another peachick, but will take anything under a month old I can find for now.
     
  10. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put a stuffed duck in with our orphan and it quietened him down a lot. He slept on it all the time.

    Irene
     

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