Peahen died

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacockfarmer1, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today i went to the yard and saw my only peahen dead. she was just laying there nothing had killed her but yesterday she was just laying around all day. i thought something was wrong so i picked her up she has plenty of weight nothing seemed wrong she was only 2 years old what could this have been?
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what that could have been but I am terribly sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Sorry to hear about your peahen. I have no idea what could have happened.
     
  4. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another thing is i separated her from the peacock because she was eating the feathers on his head.
     
  5. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss, I have been there. Fine one day and gone the next
     
  6. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Maybe egg bound if she was not thin/light when you picked her up???
     
  7. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really am so sorry about your peahen. I see someone mentioned egg bound. That's what crossed my mind. Do you worm your birds. I'll be a basket case when that happens to me....my peas are pets I feed from my hand and spend a lot of time with. Most I've raised from babies I've hatched so I know there personalities and have so many memories. I know eventually it will happen but doubt I'll be prepared.
     
  8. roracrittercorner

    roracrittercorner Out Of The Brooder

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    So very very sorry for your loss. I to had one of my peahens do the same thing. Health and happy one day, little tired the next, then pasted away. Nothing could get her where she was and she was wormed, well feed and cared for/loved so very much!! This is the fourth I have heard of this and in all cases death could be undetermined even after posts in some cases. Life is short for some so we just love all as best we can each and everyday. So sorry
     
  9. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the UPA there is an article about the birds eating or stepping on random items that cause injury. I once had to pull a complete plastic shopping bag out of the mouth/throat of one of my hens.
    I dont know why she would think it would look like something to eat, but she tried to.

    We have also had an 8 week old break their neck in some kind of unseen injury. One day healthy next day acting so wierd and within 10 hours dead. (we didnt know she had a broken neck or we wouldnt have let her suffer)

    I am sorry for your loss.
     

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