Peacocks quarrel each other and got ill

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Zohaib, May 30, 2016.

  1. Zohaib

    Zohaib Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my 4 Peacocks quarrel each other when i got them 1 of them was laying down on ground and was breathing heavily i bring him immediately to my room under air conditioner because there was too hot outside. He is still very ill, not eating not drinking laying on floor hardly walk some steps and then again laid down. I give him '' incure 10'' antibiotics injection and milk with syringe. Plzz help
     
  2. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Zohaib , it sounds as though your bird may have been injured or may be in shock. You did the right thing by separating the birds. You may have to separate the remaining birds -- male peas can become very aggressive towards each other during breeding season.

    Keep the ill bird where it is safe. Check it for injuries if you can -- examine head (and eyes!), wings, legs, body. It may just need a few days to recover. It needs to stay warm -- but not too hot. Make sure it is not shivering -- the AC may add to the shock if it is too cold.

    Make sure it has plenty of water. If you can weigh the bird, do so right away so you can tell whether it is losing weight and how much medicine and fluids to give it.

    If the bird becomes dehydrated, you may need to give it fluids, either directly in the throat, in the crop, or under the skin. @casportpony can help you learn how to do the crop and skin rehydration. If you give anything in the throat, BE SURE to get it in the correct place -- NEVER THE CENTER!!! That's where the bird breathes -- it has a separate tube on the side that leads to the crop.

    Can you get pedialyte in Pakistan? There is probably something similar, perhaps @q8peafowl can help explain/identify local equivalents. What you are looking for is an electrolyte replenishing fluid -- pedialyte is one that we give to infants and small children when they become deyhdrated, instead of plain water. You should be able to find something like that in a local pharmacy.

    Keep us posted, and send photos if you can. Hoping for a speedy recover.

    GP
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What is incure 10?

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  4. Zohaib

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  6. Zohaib

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    Garden peas thank you for your help. Peacock died shortly after i took the pictures :'(
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    So sorry. {{{{{ hugs }}}}}

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  8. Zohaib

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    Peafowls are very close to me today i lost one i feel like lost all of them he died at the age of 3 years 19 days:'(
     
  9. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    So sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Zohaib , I'm so sorry that you lost your peacock. It is very hard to lose them. And very easy to be very attached to peas -- they are intelligent and social birds.

    It sounds as though you did all you could. It was probably a severe injury -- perhaps something internal from flying into the side or top of the enclosure during the fracas. Probably nothing you could have done to save him.

    Zohaib, do you have any way to separate your remaining males? If they are just three years old, they are experiencing the full rush of breeding season hormones as full adults for the first time this year. The others may continue to get into fights, and may injure each other or themselves. It's hard to keep multiple males in one pen during breeding season, unless it's a pretty big pen with lots of room and the males are not super aggressive. You may want to get them apart from each other and even put a visual barrier between them if they try to fight through the fence.

    I'm assuming you know how to give liquids orally, but just in case (and for anyone else reading), liquids don't go down the center back of the throat. This is a photo from Legg's. The big hole in the center is where the bird breathes. The medicine/liquids must be put to the side (left in the photo, aka the bird's own right) -- where that syringe is. There's a totally separate tube over there that the bird uses for eating and drinking.

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    I'm dreadfully sorry that you lost your bird. [​IMG] Best wishes for the rest.
     

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