peacock with bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Roseheart16, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Roseheart16

    Roseheart16 In the Brooder

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    Today I noticed one of my peacocks seemed to be limping on his feet and that they both had blisters on them. I looked around and I think it might be bumble foot. Its also snowy outside so I don't know what it may be? I took him inside but am having trouble looking at his feet. I have a few pictures but he's staying in one spot mostly. Should I put him back outside for now?
    I'll post some pictures soon.
     

  2. Roseheart16

    Roseheart16 In the Brooder

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  3. casportpony

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

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    I would keep him in a dirt/poop free place and probably wrap his feet after a thorough cleaning and inspection.

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  4. Roseheart16

    Roseheart16 In the Brooder

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    Thank you.
    Is that all I need to do and for how long ?
     
  5. casportpony

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

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    Is it possible that the blisters are frostbite?

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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    Is it possible he jumped into or walked in some hot coals from a fire?
    I have a young peacock that jumped up on my hot barbecue grill before.
     
  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing

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    I'm not sure this is helpful, but my understanding (from time volunteering in wildlife rescue) is that birds can get bumblefoot from a smooth, uniform perch, like a dowel or pipe. What kind of perches do your peas use?
     
  8. Roseheart16

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    It may be frost-bite. Im not sure. And I don't believe that could have been from something hot, mine don't free-range.

    Their perch is a two-by-four.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    I would change the perch to a more natural one, it is much easier for them to hold on and more comfortable also.
     

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