Peafowl Poop - Normal and Abnormal - Lots of poop pictures

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very thankful for all your guys's help I really need it I have never done this before and have no idea what I am doing and another question do I just like put some on my finger and rub it in their mouth or something? Or feed each one separately their own amount?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The dose is usually described as pea sized for chickens. A lot of people put iy on a small piece of bread, like a treat. And yes each bird gets a piece.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    A pea size amount has about 25mg of fenbendazole, which is not enough to treat most worms.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Poult, go to Tractor supply and get a 3ml syringe. Do you or your parents have a scale that you weigh yourselves on? You're in the 9th grade, right? With a scale and a little math you should be able to figure out how to dose each bird. Weigh yourself, then weigh yourself holding a bird. Subtract the smaller weight and that's the weigh of your bird, right? Then take the weight of that bird and multiply by 0.23 and that is the amount to give. Make sense? Paste or liquid, doesn't matter, you give the same amount.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    This is why it's important to understand how much your bird weighs and how many mg/kg your bird should get. Giving too little worming medication can cause resistance to wormers or not kill them,

    Do you have any idea how many mg's of wormer are in a "pea size" amount? Well I was curious, so I measured it.

    From left to right:
    Small = 10mg ( 0.1cc) = enough for a 200 gram (7 ounce) bird at 50mg/kg
    Medium = 25mg (0.25cc) = enough for a 500 gram (17 ounce) bird at 50mg/kg
    Large = 50mg ( 0.5cc) = enough for a 1000 gram (35 ounce) bird at 50mg/kg


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    This was my experiment

    • Weighed empty 6cc (ml) syringe
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    • Filled with 6ml of Panacur 10% paste and weighed. Difference is 6 grams, so 6 grams = 6cc's (ml)
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    -Kathy
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You should get some liquid Safeguard for goats or Valbazen, one tube of horse paste won't be enough.

    -Kathy
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you for correcting me Kathy. (I am going to stop trying to remember all of these wormer dosing facts and write them down!!)
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You know how OCD I am about weighing, lol, it was driving me nuts to see the "pea sized thing" being the recommended dose. Also have done it for ivermectin. People recommend giving the same "pea size" amount of that, but it's actually way more ivermectin than you're supposed to give, it's 10x the normal dose!

    -Kathy
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Going to buy a notebook today!
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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