Safeguard and Feather Damage While Molting

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KsKingBee, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. EyeKeyYou

    EyeKeyYou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it came from years ago when a minimal amout was effective. Six grown peafowl drink around 1 gallon per day. Apparently after arsenic quit being used as a wormer people turned to safeguard but after years of use it has become nearly ineffective in many parts of the US as some people did not worm properly and caused resistant strains. If you are in one of those parts you will have to use very large doses of safeguard; if you are not the minimal amount might still work. I remember seeing a map for goats and Safeguard effectiveness somewhere.

    As a side note I think there is still some mill out there that still uses arsenic it prevents blackhead as well. This is also where the old wives tale as to why you dont feed ducks and geese medicated chick starter came from. Ducks and geese are total pigs and they would eat past the lethal dose. Current medicated feed (amprollium) is nearly impossible to overdose on.
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens



    Bd, we can tell you how much to give them but we need to know
    How many peas,
    What sex
    What age or weight they are.

    If we know the above we can show you how to figure the dosage. Then it is up to you to get all of it into them. If it gets tossed out at the end of the day then they do not get an effective dose.
     
  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens



    When I keep 32 adult peas penned all day they dont drink a gallon of water. The highest consumption rate I have seen so far was during laying season when 12 peas would take almost one half gallon.
     
  4. Ours drink may times that. Four or five in one pen will drink a gallon even in the winter. Maybe you are feeding wet?
     
  5. casportpony

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  6. casportpony

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    From the UPA forum:


    Her vet was correct back in 2008. According to some studies, a single large dose is quite effective. How much you wanna bet that she ignored her vet and went with a lower dose. lol? [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

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    Did the 3cc per gallon originate from a peafowl breeder? I beginning to think that maybe it did.

    -Kathy
     
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