Peafowl can't stand up?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by coonriver, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a male that is 4 years old and today i went in to feed the birds and he couldn't stand up,i picked hime up and looked at his legs and they don't seem broke,i have been feeding all the birds a mixture of layer feed and a little cracked corn.my daughter was planning on taking him to the fair for 4-H next week but we don't know if he will make it.any ideas what could be wrong with him.Thanks!
     
  2. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I feed all my peafowl gamebird feed; they need the higher protein.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    When was he last wormed? Does he feel like he has lost weight? Is he eating at all? Drinking? Has he been exposed or kept with chickens recently? Worms can take a bird down before you know it..... and normally the first thing I look for in a weak bird.
     
  4. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He does feel thin but then again i have never been able to hold him before,i don't know when he was last wormed we got him recently,we have 4 peafowl,he's not going to the food or water he can't get up to go to it,i put him by the water but he didn't drink,he has been with a few chickens.could i get wormer from a farm supply store?if so what would it be called?we have all our birds together and have never had a problem.we have chickens,wild turkeys,ducks,peafowl,rabbits and guineas all together.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If he feels thin then I would worm him with some safeguard Liquid goat wormer. You can get it at most farm supply stores etc. 1cc down the throat for an adult bird. Ivomectrian works on more worms, but in his weakened state it might be too much for him, so I think the Safeguard would be less of a shock to his system.. IMO. After worming try to get him to eat & drink. Scramble up some eggs for him, wet some cat food to soften it etc... Put it in his mouth if you have to. Also a good vitamin such as Poultry Nutri drench etc. could be given to help get vitamins and electrolytes down him.

    I asked about exposure to other fowl because there is a disease (Black Head) that affects the liver of peafowl and turkey, the main carriers are chickens. The affected chickens do not seem to be harmed but can pass it in their feces. Affected Peafowl and turkeys will often show bright sulfur yellow droppings, lethargic fluffed appearance and pecking at food but not eating it. Turkeys can have a darking of the skin around the face. Treatment is a product called Fish zole, a fish med but the active ingredient cures the fowl.
     
  6. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    we had a peahen that did not get up but the night before we had a thunderstorm and we think that she got scared and jumped and broke her neck that day she died she would not stand she would start to walk and then fall and the noght before the thunderstorm she was fine walking and happy
     

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