Peafowl bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by madime39, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. madime39

    madime39 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning, I have this posted in the peafowl forum but haven't heard anything yet. I'm hoping someone can help us. Last summer we noticed our white peacock (we believe it is a male) bleeding from its rectum. We thought it was being pestered by our other peacock (positive this one is male); it got better on its own and all has been well until this morning when we noticed the bleeding again. We also have a peahen in the same coop. We're somewhat new to peafowl (they're all approx 1 year old.) Does anyone have any thoughts? Would pictures help? Thanks so much in advance.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would look to see if it's being pecked, possibly while on the roosts.
     
  3. madime39

    madime39 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning, their lowest roost is 10'off the ground, the nighttime roost is 12'. I'm going to dewormer them again today (last time was in the early fall); hopefully that helps. I can't get a very detailed pic, they're not tame. [​IMG]
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It still looks like it's being pecked, I would coat the wound with Bluekote, than see if you see it being pecked. My hen turkeys will often pick feathers off the toms, it might be what's going. Make sure your birds are getting enough protein in their diet.
     

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