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Need Help Skinny Peacock???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Alex1010, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, just purchased a pied peacock and it's really underweight the person I got it from only feed it corn and some other grain. As soon as I get home I gave it pheasant and quail pellets its eaten a little bit, any tips on how to bring its weight back up? It's only like a year and a couple months? PLEASE help i really want to see it grow. its my first peacock as well.
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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He probably needs to be dewormed.
     
  3. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they've already dewormed him I'll ask just to double check
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks good!
    Corn and grain .... not so bad!
    He knows these foods so it will eat ... a food it does'nt know it will take time to accept it (they all like bread!).
    He has water ?
    He will sleep on the ground .... like a duck? ( peacock like perch ! ).
    At the night, there are no predators ??? dogs ?
     
  5. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah he's not sleeping there just for the mean time till it gets dark it has its own coop. I gave it bread it ate some. By it feathers do you think it will keep most of its white or it will change? Please give me any tips about peafowl I'm new to this as you can see
     
  6. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He said he was giving him Wazine-17 I'm not sure if that's good for a peacock? What's a good worker I should use?
     
  7. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Safeguard liquid (sold for goats), which is 10% Fenbendazole. You can apply it to little bits of bread and get the bird to eat it that way.

    Usually best to dose by weight, if you can get a weight on your bird. (If it is tame enough to hold, you can step on and off a scale with and without the bird). You want 50 mg (of medicine) per kg (2.2 lb) of bird, which works out to 0.5 ml of the pre-mixed liquid for every kg (2.2 pounds) that your bird weighs. I measure it with a little dosing syringe like the ones used for infant or child liquid medicine. I draw up the amount and spread it on several bits of bread until its all on the bread.

    Since your bird is underweight and not fully grown, it's hard to estimate how much it weighs. In general, the dosage for average peafowl varies from 1.5 ml for a small adult female, to 2 ml for a large adult female or small adult male, up to 3 ml for a fully grown male.

    Another good wormer is albendazole. Let us know which ones you can find at your local stores and we can help with dosages. @casportpony is our resident pea health expert, and she will probably chime in shortly [​IMG]

    Also, you may want to go ahead and treat for coccidia, since it's a new bird to you and is underweight. Check out what the bird poop looks like -- casportpony may want pictures, lol. For coccidia, you can use amprolium powder in the bird's water -- so pick some up at the store where you find the fenbendazole.

    Make sure your bird has room to move around (100 sq ft minimum, more is better) and a perch for sleeping. Peas need much more room than chickens in order to be healthy.

    Let us know how it goes and welcome to the peafowl forum !!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and I wouldn't worry whether they have wormed him or not... any new bird should be wormed, especially one that is underweight. I don't think piperazine (Wazine) has anywhere near the coverage of fenbendazole or albendazole.

    Pretty bird! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She run is
    the run is like 100ft long, he'll have a lot of room. And thanks a lot I'll definitely go and look for some. Can't wait till he grows and gets his long tail feathers
     
  10. casportpony

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