Loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by HenPen42, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. HenPen42

    HenPen42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to the peafowl world, I have two peacocks, not sure if they are male or female...One is looking great and the other one is featherless around the neck and chest area...It started out loosing feathers in the smaller pen I had it in, but when we moved them too the larger pen, it continued to loose feathers around it's neck...Anybody have any suggestions as to what might be causing this?...both birds are about 6 months old...They are Indian Blues
     
  2. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for mites or external parasites,,maybe they need ivomec
     
  3. HenPen42

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    Can I use ivomec on my chickens also?
     
  4. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding them?
    Can you take a photo of them so we can see what is going on? close ups are great if you can get them.
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  6. HenPen42

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    I am feeding them a mix of laying pellets and scratch grain.... Yes I will try to get pics of it...I kept both in an above ground pen for 3 months, until we got their big pen built, this one started loosing chest feather while in that pen, I thought maybe because it was rubbing on the side of pen, the other one didn't have this problem...Then after moving to the big pen it continued to loose some feathers around it's neck, other than that, it looks healthy...Should I move it into another pen away from the other one? The other one hasn't shown any sign of a problem...I've wormed with watzine, didn't know I should do other wormers also...
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I wouldn't move it. You said it isn't sick so why stress it by making it be all alone. Do you give them treats? Like small grapes? Ivomec Plus injection / 1/2cc at the base of the neck just under the skin or inject it into a grape and feed it to it. I use Ivermectin pour on for cattle still need a syringe but no needle. I would use 1/2 cc and squirt it directly on the skin at the base of the neck under the feathers. Don't worry if you get some on the feathers cause half of it will get absorbed by them. This will work for 30 days. I use safeguard liquid for goats cause it kills the 2 main worms peas get, wazine only kills roundworms. I Treat with safeguard then repeat in 14 days then wait another 14 days and treat with Ivermectin.
     
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  8. HenPen42

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    Ok, thanks!!!
     
  9. HenPen42

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    Ok, I have a picture of it's neck

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  10. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would treat with Ivermectin as I stated above. If it has any external parasites this should kill them and any internal ones. Be sure to treat all your birds in that pen. If your chickens have the same signs treat them as well but you cannot eat any eggs laid for 30 days I believe, well I don't anyways LOL. That is what I would do to treat your pea if it were at my house.
     

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