Mrs Peacock unwell

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MrsP, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. MrsP

    MrsP New Egg

    Jan 24, 2014
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help. I've noticed Mrs peacock has been disappearing and not coming back more often lately even though Mr peacock does return. They are both free range on the property. We then had a spell of over 40deg temperature days and while she stayed around she was very distant and aloof in her manner, sitting around feathers ruffled. A few weeks after the hot spell though she was still very ruffled and aloof and didn't look right. I eventually found her one morning in the woods shed sitting down, she tried to get up to get food but only half rose, wobbled, put one wing out and fell down again. After afew attempts I fed her there. We moved her to a cage, although trying to catch her had her running wobbly on her legs before falling again. Now she's had 2 days in the cage not moving, sitting on one side with her legs out. We tried to get her out but she can't stand up.She is very alert, head darting around. Still eating, poo etc looks normal, dodoesn't fit with anything I've read online. Seems very strange, can anyone help? She is 1yr old.
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you post a picture of her poop?

  3. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    East central Illinois
    Can you easily feel her breastbone? Feathers has a way of hiding lite weight birds. Lite weight birds can be womy birds.
  4. MrsP

    MrsP New Egg

    Jan 24, 2014
    Thanks for your responses. We are not at home at the moment due to family obligations but we will check her weight as soon as we get home and will post some photos.

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