need some help with our new hen is she sick or broody

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jimmythechicken, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    we got a pair of peacocks about 2 weeks ago a 3 yearold hen an 1 1/2 yearold peacock the last few days he has been fanning her alot an now she is laying in there coop an will not move.you can walk right up to her i took pics do you think she is just trying to lay the peacock is just sitting on the roost over head now watching her.i took pics any help please need to know if i should be going to get a bator soon or not.
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    she will let you walk right up an pet her.
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Place an egg down in front of her. If she tucks it under her she's broody. [​IMG]
     
  3. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    i picked her up to see if she was o.k when i put her back down she looked like she was limping a little but looked o.k after a few minutes do you think her leg could be hurt or do you think she may have just layed on it wrong.she also has alot of flies on her i cleaned out the coop an put new straw down an got her a fan going to be 100 today.any thing else to do or watch for.
     
  4. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    What color and consistency is her poop? Greenish watery poop usually means illness. She may have hurt her leg somehow but doesn't sound broken. Make sure she has fresh cool water. Keep an eye on her especially with these hot temps. Let us know how she's doing.
     
  5. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    all the poop on the roost was thick an brown we gave her water but dont know if she has drank it.she does not seem to be weizing or coughing
     
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    she seems to be getting worse just went out there an she will let hold her is not drinking any ideas as to what to do i have corin should i give that to her
     
  7. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she been wormed??? Has it been hot out? These two together could cause them to go downhill quickly as they are both bad but together superbad. Maybe try some poultry drench in her water or unflavored pedialyte.
     
  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    i can go get some pedilite the male seems fine just the hen seems sick.the guy did not say if she has been wormed.it has been real hot out her balance is very bad she will walk stert to loss her balance an lay back down
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  9. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Is there any way you could bring her in the house? A dog carrier or cardboard box will do. I'd give her the pedialyte and start her on an antibiotic. I use terrimycin but I think they discontinued that, now it's another name.
     
  10. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    i have her in a cloesed off part of the coop with a fan would duramycin-10 work for an antibiotic i have given her water with a plastic injector.
     

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