Peacocks! In NH

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Little Farmer5, May 18, 2016.

  1. Little Farmer5

    Little Farmer5 New Egg

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    Hey, Guys I'm looking for 2 Peahens around Raymond NH I am willing to drive let me know if you know anyone who is selling them.


    Looking because my peahens died unexpectedly and my boy has been calling for her.
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG] !
    Sorry to hear about your poor peagirls and your lonely peaboy...

    May I ask, do you know why your peahens died? Illness or predator? If it was illness you may want to consider getting to the bottom of the problem before introducing new birds into an environment where they might become ill as well.

    That being said, have you checked these people out?
    https://nh.craigslist.org/grd/5573745123.html?lang=en&cc=gb

    Also, @Blue Creek is in central New York and has gorgeous birds of all kinds, although this looks like quite a long drive for you.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. Little Farmer5

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    No we don't know why she died we had 2 and one of the girls died in her sleep randomly and thins girl died in her sleeps randomly.
    Thank you.

    Also the Craigslist add did not come up.
     
  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    Can you tell us how long you had them? Any health history? Worming? Any symptoms that you noticed or off behavior? How old were the hens? How's your boy holding up? How long ago and far apart did the hens pass?

    The craigslist ad comes up when I access the forum on my phone, but not on my computer -- something with the settings, I think. Try copying the link and pasting it into a new browser window. That's what I have to do for any links in BYC to outside stuff if I'm on the computer, otherwise it just opens another copy of the BYC window that I'm in.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Little Farmer5

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    Well we hatched them about 3 years ago one of the peahens died in her sleep last year and this peahen died a couple days ago is was like 3 years old. We have wormed all are birds regularly and have dusted them for mights before too. The first girl that died had droopy wings and sat in the coop and that night she died in her sleep. The hen that died a couple days ago was totally fine doing her normal thing she was eating and drinking and sun bathing. Then she was dead the next morning she died in her sleep. She wasn't acting egg bound either .

    I got the Craigslist add to work and we have asked him before.
    Thank you so much for the help everyone!
     
  6. Little Farmer5

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    Also my boy is doing great! He seem totally fine.
     
  7. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad your boy is doing okay!

    And so sorry that you lost your hens. [​IMG]

    The part that is worrisome is that 3 years old is much too young for healthy peahens to die in their sleep or otherwise of natural causes (it's not old age). The lifespan of a peahen is much longer than that. At three, a peahen is really just settling into full breeding age, and should live a decade more, or even longer. For a peahen to die at 3 years old, there had to be some illness or disease mechanism or worms or some other causative factor. Three year-old hens don't "just die" unless something is wrong.

    What makes it hard for us pea owners is that oftentimes the signs of illness in a bird are so subtle, and the bird works so hard to look totally normal, that we never see the illness, or only discover it when the bird is on the point of death.

    The bottom line is that your boy may be at risk, and any new birds you bring in may similarly be at risk. It is totally worth it to spend some time trying to sort out what led to the strangely early demise of your hens. There's lots of folks here who know quite a bit about peafowl and would be glad to help. No one is going to be critical -- we all know how hard it can be to figure out a bird is ill and what the cause may be.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Little Farmer5

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    Yes I know a lot about how they don't really let off that they are not feeling well. We have wormed them Since the first girl died 1 and half go. Our boy and all chickens we have had in the coop have been doing great ! I have a chicken that is 9 years old and is going strong. That's has been with them one and off.

    It's super strange that she just died.
    I hope we can get to the bottom of this and find my boy a new girl!
     
  9. Garden Peas

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    Can you tell us what you were using for worming, and how you were using it? Some of the ways that used to be recommended don't work as well as they should (or once did). Sometimes peas die of worms even when they have been "wormed" according to the older recommendations.

    Also, the hen that just died.... had she been laying at all? Had your either of your hens been laying when the first one died?

    What kind of conditions do they live in as far as housing and pen space?

    I agree, it will really be helpful to figure this out if we can.
     
  10. Little Farmer5

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    Oh I don't remember what wormer we used. Yes both peahens had been laying.
    We have them in a good pen with a nice closed in area and a nice coop and the door gets shut at night.
     

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