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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by joshanah, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BackYard Chickens!!
    I hope you can figure out what happened to your little one...

    Best wishes with your new Pea adventure!
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  2. joshanah

    joshanah Chirping

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    Thank you all for your kindness. I'm sitting here with tear. After reading all the information, I feel so bad for not knowing enough. I fear I'm responsible for my baby suffering and dying this morning. She had a slight bit of poop, possibly a bit yellow, but no other outward signs of anything other than ruffled feathers. I have all my peacocks in with the chickens and four ducks. Is this bad? They've been together since Mother's Day and no problems until now. I don't know if I should worm them all or give everyone Fish-Zole or Baytril. I feel like I really failed her and now the rest may be in danger as well.
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C coffee time!

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    So sorry for your loss, seems we all go through that sooner or later :hugs

    Did the peafowl folks give you any advice? The only one I know right off hand is great at helping members out, let me give her a shout...
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    Sorry for your loss.
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Hi there, welcome back to BYC! So sorry for your loss. :hugsPeafowl are so delicate and it can be very hard to raise chicks from hatch to breeding age. How old was the chick that died?
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C coffee time!

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    @casportpony thanks so much for popping in (yay Kathy!)
     
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    When you see a post like this, would it be a good idea to move it? We project manages can move threads and individual posts to other threads. I so move them but do not like to move them when they have been here this long
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    I moved the thread to the peafowl forum.

    Please go back to the introduction forum and introduce yourself. I would love to learn more about you
     
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  9. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    It was probably not black head and no you don't need fish zole, you don't need to move your peafowl, it is not your fault for keeping them by each other. The only reason you should not house peafowl with chickens is because chickens can get infected with the black head protozoa and survive to spread it to other birds. Peafowl are not resistant to blackhead and will die pretty fast when infected. If one of your chickens had blackhead it would quickly spread through the whole flock. After being infected with black head peafowl will take 7-14 days to show any symptoms, if your flock had blackhead your peafowl would have died a long time ago. It is possible that your peahen picked up the black head protozoa from a earth worm but it is unlikely. The symptoms you described sounded more like coccidiosis which is way more common than black head and can have very similar symptoms. My BBB turkey started to get droopy wings and started to poop out this-
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    Mustard yellow poop and droopy wings are some of the main symptoms of black head and I started to freak out, @casportpony and some other BYC members suggested that it might be coccidiosis and so I started treating the tom with corid and he was back to normal in a few days.
     
  10. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    Oh, btw, it would not hurt to deworm the whole flock, I usually deworm my flock once every two months. Not because of blackhead, but because there are a lot of internal parasites that chickens, ducks, and peafowl can pick up from the wild.
     
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