PLEASEHelp with legs Added pics** PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by horseyjess, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help its not a chicken but a peacock. I have been neglectful I will start by saying that firstly. So I am sorry before I get chastized. He has been fed a good 20% feed and watered. I know nothing about peafowl. We purchaced him at the auction and I was waiting to make sure he didnt have any disease and that I could get rid of some of my big boy roosters so they didnt pick on everyone. So I caged him like I have caged my new chickens MANY MANY MANY times. The cage was smaller but he could stand and had food and water he cold also lay down and walk a little. I moved my last large Roo into a big cage to give him to his new home tomorrow. So I put everyone that was in the cage in the coupe tonight. Well after I took him out and set him on the ground his legs look messed up now. I didnt notice it while he was in the cage but here is where the neglect comes in because I would feed water and go. Or had the kids feed and water. He is flighty so the kids never took him out and I have been busy and havent given him any time out or on the ground in about 3 almost 4 weeks. What can I do please help? I feel so terrible right now. When I put him down in the coupe none of the hens or Gunieas or Banny Roos are messing with him. He hobbled to the food and water. But it is like he is walking on his legs not his feet!! PLEASE HELP !!!

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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    Are his legs just weak from not being able to walk around?
     
  3. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure! I just put him in the coop with the girls about 3 hours ago after dark. I just know he seems to be walking like I said on his legs not his feet. I could only hope that is all it is and will get better on its own. I have just read a few things tonight that say that peafowl have delicate legs etc. I feel like such a baffon...
     
  4. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to give myself a little bump being as I added pics just now! Please help someone!!
     
  5. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This post needs to be in the peafowl area. I had a similar situation that had nothing to do with pen size and mine's leg looked almost as bad at one time. I treated him with vitamin C complex in his water, and he is well now. I don't know if he grew out of it or if the vitamins fixed it. Your youngster need more protein. Cat food wihtout hairball control would help.
     
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    I think I read somewhere it is a vitamin deficiency of some sort (don't remember the vitamin. I would post in the peafowl area and see if someone has had experience with this. If I remember correctly, treating for the vitamin deficiency corrected the problem over time...I just wish I remembered what he post was called, etc so I could help ya more. Maybe do a search on here for vitamin deficiency and legs. [​IMG]

    Also, sorry I didn't see your new post last night. [​IMG]
     
  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Also, is it just he one leg? Have you checked to see if it is broke or if a tendon slipped? (just trying to cover all bases [​IMG] )
     
  8. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is what someone posted a possible vitamin defficency. I am going to hopefully make it to the feed store today and see what they have. It doesnt feel broke but I am unsure if the tendon is slipped how do I check/correct that? Thanks for all suggestions I will try anything to help this little guy out!
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Vitamin D deficiently can case ricketts. Give the fellow a vitamin treatment in the water.
     
  10. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I hate to say this, but he might has Merk deseas, it happened with my second patch of chickens last year, and I got red of all of them
     

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