Safeguard and Feather Damage While Molting

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

  1. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Kathy,
    heres one till he gets back [​IMG] Kinda resimbles a hershes kiss, i will call this a kissypoo [​IMG]
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  2. casportpony

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

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    That looks pretty normal... Is that from your peas?

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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I sure hope so [​IMG] they are every where [​IMG]
     
  4. casportpony

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

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    @KsKingBee promised post worming pictures once he got a new cable.

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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    here is a broody peahen poop. I thought one of the dogs did it at first, it was huge [​IMG]
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  6. casportpony

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

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    I get huge ones like that from non-broodies!

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  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I am so far behind! I finally got to the big city and got the new power supply cord! This last weekend was a grueling affair, we had a Ren-Faire to work selling honey and mead for two days. A lot of prep getting ready and putting things away after the weekend. We are still not done nor rested up. Had a bit of excitement on the way there, a pack rat built a nest on the engine compartment of the box van and caught on fire. [​IMG] With the help of a couple of passersby's we got it out and towed to the mechanic. Didn't need that excitement or expense.

    OK, pictures.

    This is an adult poo three days into the worming, it appears to be a bit runny.

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    I found no worms in it.

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    This one was a bit loose too.

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    I found no worms in it either.

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    This pic is really for @DylansMom , this is one of the siblings I mentioned that has white crest feathers although it appears to be totally IB.

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    This is the sibling of the chick that died. There were three total that run with their mother and the entire flock free ranging. While I was taking photos this one pooed.
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    This is what I drug out of the poo. Two dead round worms. After checking many, many piles of poo over several days these are the only worms I found. Now I don't know if the birds were eating the dead worms or if there just weren't any. [​IMG]
    What I do know for sure is that all the adult birds and these two chicks have received the proper amount of wormer and in this one chicks case worms have been killed.

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    I have started worming the grow out pen yesterday and todays search has not produced any worms. I will be watching closely and if I find any I will get you more pictures. The pre worming fecal exam found one round worm egg so at least one of the chicks has a worm. The vets want to do another fecal four days after the treatments, that will be tomorrow for the adults and next week for the chicks.
     
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  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine usually only give kisses durning the daytime[​IMG]

    What are you feeding them birds? i guess diet plays a key roll as to how poo looks my peas eat lots of grasses and seeds and they love to follow me when iam mowing so they can catch the green grass hoppers and crickets which they love as much as mill worms.
     
  9. casportpony

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    Here is one of my necropsy pictures showing very small cecal worms.
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  10. MinxFox

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    Yikes even though they are dead it scares me to see those. The year I wormed my peas once and then the next year wormed them and I saw what I believed to be worms in their poo, that is exactly what I saw is what is in your photos. I would find maybe 4 of those in a few different poops around the pen. Scared the crud out of me and I will never skip a worming again! On a regular worming routine (treatment before and after breeding season) I would never see that in the poop. It was only after skipping a worming that when I wormed again finally I noticed something in the poop. Now is probably time for me to worm my babies again actually, so I will look at the poo. Last time I wormed I did the 3 cc per gallon of water for 3 days then after 10 days I treated again. That is what I will do this time too. Previously I would just treat once and not repeat after 10 or so days. I also started putting the 3 cc in several very shallow water dishes and in some of the food.
     

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