Male Peacock seems hurt, any help?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by xIndigoSkyx, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been letting my peacocks out to free range with my supervision on the weekends lately but last night the wieners (Bijou and Jehan) wouldn't get back in their blasted pen! They settled down on my roof for the night. I've seen them up there before. Flying and walking around and having fun but I woke up this morning to Jehan stumbling around like he's drunk, his neck feathers puffed up likes he's in distress. I think he fell off the roof... No clue what happened. So I caught him and carried him inside and when I press on his right thigh muscle and bone he flinches and starts trying to kill me. Did he break something? He has no cuts or bruises that I can tell. Any help? Should I just let him rest?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Sorry he got hurt hope he gets better soon, i would only be guessing if i tried to tell you what happen to your pea, i have seen peas get hurt and that is how i knew what was wrong with them other than that it is just a guessing game.
     
  3. serama hen

    serama hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be something or could be nothing hmm
     
  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    It's so hard to give advice without actually seeing how he is walking and acting.

    I have had peas here who limped badly, but after a few days, started improving; maybe stepped on something, pulled a muscle, or??
    On the other hand, my sweet boy Peggy has a severe limp from a femoral break shortly before I got him; if he had been taken to the vet and had his leg taped properly, it may have healed better, and he would be more comfortable.

    I would just suggest that you keep an eye on him, see if he is eating and drinking, how he is walking, and if he continues to look distressed. I don't suppose you have a vet that looks at peas?
     
  5. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He seems fine now. He's eating and drinking and no more limp. I think he just pulled something.
     
  6. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Good news!
    Glad Jehan's feeling better.
     

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