Medicines For Peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by faizan, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. faizan

    faizan Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAV 2 PEACHICKS, THEY R WID THEIR MUM. ONE OV DEM IS'NT FEELING WELL, [​IMG] AS HE IS A BIT LAZY AND SLEEPS A BIT IN MORNING .ACTUALLY I DUNNO WHETHER HE IS ILL OR NOT COZ HE EATS EVERYTHIN GIVEN TO HIM B8 SOMETIMES HIS LAZINESS MAKES ME FEEL DAT HE Z ILL....[​IMG],,,,,TELL ME DA DISEASE'S SYMPTOMS
    IF U FINK HEZ ILL, WHICH MED WOULD U PREFER,,,
    A FREIND OV MINE RECOMMENDED benzyl penicilliN,,,BUT AS FAR AS I KNW, THIS ONE IS USED FOR CHICKENS,,,
    SO CAN I USED DIS? AS OTHER MEDS AINT AVAILABLE WHERE I LIVE,,,SO I WIL HAV 2 IMPORT DEM FROM SOME WHERE ELSE,,
     
  2. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please turn your caps off and type more clearly. It may just be that your peachick is a baby, which it is (hence the word "chick"). Mine just died, and he slept a ton. So, this may be something to worry about. I'm not sure, though. Let's wait for the experts to reach this thread.
     
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Neo, Faizan is not exactly known for his clarity of typing.

    Faizan, please tell us what other symptoms there are. You said the peachick was sleeping. Is it sleeping more than usual? Are there other symptoms? We cannot recommend any medication until we know more information. Good information to have is: what food is the peachick eating? Has the food gotten wet? What does the peachick's poop look like? You said they are with their mom, so that means they are on the ground- have you wormed them? How hot is it where you are? Are there other birds on your land?
     
  4. faizan

    faizan Out Of The Brooder

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    The only symptom i know is that they are sleeping more than enough and they are a bit lazy as well. I usually give Bajra(millet's type), pulses , boiled egg, bread, etc. i usually put bajra and millet in water to make it wet before giving to them. i have'nt seen their poop yet, because its quite difficult to see from the pen .They are with their mum and are on the ground. I live in SouthAsia's hottest climate, which usually goes around 45c-52c but since last 15 days the temperature is round about 37c-42c .Other than peacocks i have demoiselle crane's pair only. Havent wormed yet(dont even know what the hell is that). I know this may be very limited info but thats all i know.
     
  5. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but my peachick also was sleeping a lot, and then he just dropped dead.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    feed them only a medicated starter feed, 20% or higher. Them on the ground , they will need the medicated feed for sure.


    yes how old are they ?
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Worming is giving medication of sorts to kill the worms inside the birds. In many areas, worms are a big killer of peafowl, especially young ones on the ground.

    Looking at their poop is good idea also, sometimes that can tell you what the problem might be.. sometimes worms will show up in the poop then you know to worm them. If you see blood, it may be coccidosis, then you need to get anti-coccidistat for them. Medicated feed usually refers to feed treated with anti-coccidistat.

    Try to find local bird keepers(ask the people your birds came from?) or bird clubs... other people who keep peafowl are best, but even people who keep and breed chickens in your area are worth a try.. they will be a better source of information for what medications are available locally and what sorts of local common problems you need to watch out for. For example, in USA, the advise often is Ivomec(ivermectin) for the worms... use medicated feed or get Corid for babies showing blood in their poop. But don't know if those are available in your area.
     

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