Need Help - Sick Peacock

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by FarmLady23, May 16, 2019.

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  1. FarmLady23

    FarmLady23 In the Brooder

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    My peacock has not been acting right for several weeks. I took him to the vet and they did xrays, blood work, and a stool sample and everything appears to be normal. The peacock will be 3 years old this June. He is reluctant to come out of the loft or even go outside. He is eating and drinking, but not his normal amount. He can swallow normally and even call out. He will put his tail up for his hen. I have been giving him probiotics, electrolytes and kickin chicken and egg yolk. The strange thing is how he holds his neck and raises and lowers his head when he is sitting still. If he is moving around or holding his tail up, he holds his neck straight. Has anyone ever seen this? A friend of mine said to tag casportpony to see if she can help.

    I have had chickens all my life. I love the Silkies and Belgian D'anvers. I help a local elementary school incubate and hatch out eggs for the kids.
     
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  2. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    @casportpony Ms Kathy this one def goes out to you

    Good luck OP! You have to add the @ sign in front of the name to give a tag
     
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  3. FarmLady23

    FarmLady23 In the Brooder

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    Thank you. I am unfamiliar with how this works. I hope casportpony has some advice.
     
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  4. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    I see how new you are now :welcome
    Im sorry i cant be any help w the pea i just saw where i could at least teach you how the tag works so that you might get the help you need. I think the fact you took him to a vet is commendable, good job!
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Welcome to BYC!

    So sorry I missed this. Can you take a video, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, then copy/paste the link here?
     
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    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Yay! You found us! :woot:woot
     
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  7. LOL, mating foreplay. He is bowing to the hen to show that he isn't aggressive.
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  8. FarmLady23

    FarmLady23 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes that is very similar to what he is doing, but only when he is sitting in the rafters in the barn and not around his hen. He does put his tail up for her. I will try and get a video of him this weekend. I do not know how to post a video, so I will have to see if my son can help me.
     
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  9. FarmLady23

    FarmLady23 In the Brooder

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    I also wanted you to know that this peacock was hand raised and bonded with my son and I. "P" usually follows us everywhere and takes walks with my 3 dogs and me and is in everything we are doing. His hen follows close behind him. We got her when she was young and she trusts us but stays her distance. But the last 3 weeks he didn't want to come out of the barn. He really doesn't act like himself. Now I am wondering if 2 different things are going on. I am starting to wonder if he thinks we are part of his flock.....
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Trust your gut. If you think he's not feeling well he's probably not.
     
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