peacock death!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by faizan, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. faizan

    faizan Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    My peacfowll usually sit on top of the my house's building. Today i saw my peacockl dead out side my house's boundry walls!! My brother said he might have fallen from the building!! But if he had fallen, how did he manage to go out side the home? There were no dogs or any other peafowl-predators...
    Boundry wall is 10 feet tall and is just 5 feet away from the building!!
    Wen i asked a few of my neighbourers they too replied the way my brother did! And yeah...he waznt wounded at all!!

    Can someone help me find the reason y waz he dead... Though i hav decided not to hav peacocks now!! because i hav lost all my peacocks since last 4.5 years....i mean every year or two i buy new yearling couple because they die!! I hav only one peahen remaining!
    In last 2 weeks i hav lost a peachick(sick) and this peacock who waz certainly not sick...
    do help me out and sorry for bad english
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    It could have had a heart attack, and then fallen from the roof. That would explain why it was dead, with no visible injuries. So sorry for your loss.
  3. faizan

    faizan Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    temperature of our region is 8c.... Has temperature to do any thin wid his sudden death? Only that night it temperature reduced from 12-8 .... With mild wind....
  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Sorry for your loss. Peafowl generally do not show symptoms of being sick until the very end, sometimes day of death. If you feel the carcass, it should have some weight to it and the breast should have some muscle to it and not be all bone. The birds don't have a lot of breast muscle to begin with, but loss of weight is a key indicator of sickness, disease. Again, they often do not show heavy symptoms from many illnesses and parasites until the end. Worm future peafowl a couple times a year. Worm for 4-5 days and then repeat after two weeks. Seeing that you have had peachicks recently that passed, if they are on the ground and not in raised wire bottom cages then suspect intestinal worms. These can be problems for adults and chicks. Chicks not on wire can be susceptible to coccidia which is why many people use medicated feed for chicks to prevent coccidosis.

    How old was the bird to suspect a heart attack? This would not be my first guess. Do the birds use the same ground as chickens or turkeys?

    Could the bird have a broken neck from flying into something? It may not show much externally.

    Lastly, unfortunately gotta ask, have you thoroughly check the bird by hand? Small guns and BB guns (air power guns) can leave virtually no mark on the outside of the bird but can kill a bird. Run you fingers through the feathers to check for any skin deformities hidden by feathers.

    Good luck!
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:No 8c is above freezing, don't think even the green would not die at that temp. Grown india blue can take alot lower temp. than that.

    Like other posted, check the bird , for weight lost, or injury
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
  7. faizan

    faizan Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    thank u all for ur replies!
    he was 2 years 3 months old!
    I did c him carefully! Didnt find any injury!!
    I think he might hav been shot by a small toy gun that doesnt hurt human but can kill small birds easily! Here in my area i hav seen children having those guns having very tiny plastic low weight bullets!!
    he might have broken is neck when landing to ground!!
    We have demoisselle cranes and chickens.....
  8. PeacockMan

    PeacockMan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2012
    Why did the peacock die. Nothing lives forever and some lives are shorter than others. Email me about what your worming procedure is and the product you use......Doug [email protected]
  9. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2012
    Makara, Wellington, NZ
    This incident occurred four years ago...[​IMG]
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop

    Exactly! Why dig it up?

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014

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