Rectal bleeding in peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by madime39, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. madime39

    madime39 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning, I'm hoping someone can help us. Last summer we noticed our white peacock (we believe it is a male) bleeding from its rectum. We thought it was being pestered by our other peacock (positive this one is male); it got better on its own and all has been well until this morning when we noticed the bleeding again. We also have a peahen in the same coop. We're somewhat new to peafowl (they're all approx 1 year old.) Does anyone have any thoughts? Would pictures help? Thanks so much in advance.
     
  2. casportpony

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

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    @madime39, pictures would be very helpful.

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  3. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post pics, have you noticed the fluffy down like feathers missing around the vent area? The reason I ask is I have seen hens and males, mostly hens though that will pick the feathers off around the rump area as the male fans, sometimes hard to diagnose until they display this can become a bad habit and lead to other issues especially if they are confined in a small area. Pics will help us diagnose for sure.

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  4. Frenchman Creek

    Frenchman Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just wondering when was the last time you used a white de-wormer ?
     
  5. madime39

    madime39 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last dewormer was given in the fall. They are not tame so getting a detailed pic has been very difficult. There is a spot on the wing with blood as well. They are very protected and no predators can get to them. All 3 have been raised together since 10 weeks old. I'll try and get better pics today, my daughter couldn't get close enough to show detail.[​IMG]
     
  6. Frenchman Creek

    Frenchman Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Capillary worms can cause hemorrhaging but if you de-wormed him in the Fall then they are probably not the problem. White de-wormers are the only kind that will kill capillary worms.
     
  7. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a peahen black shoulder !
    Where does she sleep in the night ?

    This is not another peacock who did this to her .... not worms ( [​IMG] ) can be a rat at night!
     
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  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its gonna be tough but, your gonna have to catch her and inspect the damage/injury that looks like it could turn serious quick like.

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  9. casportpony

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

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    What were they de-wormed with, how much was given and was it given orally?

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  10. casportpony

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

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    You need to catch it and examine it.

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