Peachick problem! Please help !!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by FeatherWings01, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. FeatherWings01

    FeatherWings01 Just Hatched

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    My roughly 8 day old peachick is acting very weird when it's drinks water . When it get water, it's sips a little then pulls it's head back in, stumbles and goes down on its chest ? I am so confused because this is my first time having peafowl and don't want to lose any ! What could be wrong? How could I help it ? I've been giving it water a little at time.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    :welcome!

    I am not an expert at peafowl, but can you describe your brooder setup? Temps? What you have been feeding? That will help get others started with helping you.

    @casportpony any ideas?
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Can you post a video?
     
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  4. FeatherWings01

    FeatherWings01 Just Hatched

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    Ok , it's a wire cage about 3' by 1 1/2' that has pine shavings in it ( there in it through the day ) then at night they go in a smaller wire cage with a heat lamp . The cages refreshed daily and cleaned every 2 days. Not sure what the temp is, they are neither hot nor cold but look comfortable. To make a long story short, a light was not properly kept on them before I got them so I can't put it to close.They are getting medicated chick starter. It is also the same one having the drinking problem but I didn't think the coccidiosis would have anything to do with it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  5. FeatherWings01

    FeatherWings01 Just Hatched

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    I will try to get a video tomorrow and post it! Thanks
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    If your chick has cocci medicated chick starter will not help. Ask your vet for some Sulfadimethoxine for treating cocci in peafowl, nothing else works as well. Don't hesitate, cocci will kill a chick in just a few days.
     
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  7. FeatherWings01

    FeatherWings01 Just Hatched

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    We have already started treating with coccidiosis medicine.
     
  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry, I was trying to be helpful. Good luck with your bird.
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    :he
     
  10. FeatherWings01

    FeatherWings01 Just Hatched

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