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Peafowl not sounding right

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by rem, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. rem

    rem Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a peacock that doesn't sound right when breathing. His breathing sound is very raspy, almost like he's gargling. He sometimes walks around the yard with his mouth slightly open. He eat well and grazes with the hens in the field. Ones of his hens started the gargling sounds the other day. His body weight, temp, and face color is normal. He's 3 years now and I have yet to see him show off to the hens this year.

    What might be wrong with him and what can I give him. Thanks in advance for any help, Ruben
     
  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    If you can catch him, check his throat for obstructions or gape worm. Check for any nasal blockage or discharge. This is the first step of checking him out. Do you have the birds on a worming program? If not, look into this. Some others may weigh in on this too. Are the wings drooping on the bird? Or is he still roosting? Drooping wings and failure to roost (if he normally roosts and most do) is usually a sign of distress.
     
  3. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    agree , if nothing is found in the throat.......my guess gape worms. Peafowl will need wormed.
     

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