Scalped Lady A....help

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by jrsqlc, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    I bought a nice young trio at auction, the birds looked great, but by time i got home and got them out of the wooden box I noticed one of the hens was scalped!!!
    Here are a few pic! What can I do to fix this quickly, and without harm to the bird!

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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Nu-Stock on the hen, & blinders on the rest.
     
  3. tysonb24

    tysonb24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I would definitely get blinders on all of them.
     
  4. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    What are the blinders for?? For now I have her isolated from the rest!!
    Also what is Nu-stock and where can i get it?
    thanks
     
  5. tysonb24

    tysonb24 Out Of The Brooder

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    The blinders prevent birds from being aggressive with each other. They won't peck each other.
     
  6. captainmom

    captainmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a quail have the same thing happen, only it was much worse, the vertebrae were even showing!!! I figured he was done in for, and asked my husband to put him out of his misery, but he got home late, and since I have put him in an isolation cage, sprayed his head and neck with cut heal, a liquid wound spray, and gave him chick starter and added vit/electrolytes and duramycin to his water, I figured he would either be gone by morning or better. He even had lost an eye, and I was so concerned he was suffering. By the am he was eating and drinking, and has totally recovered. I will never put him in with the others again, and he now has a big classy cage to himself, a reward for surviving!!! He still has no feathers to his head, and it was about 2 weeks ago, but he was what I would call "healed" in 3 days. Not sure if this is of any help. Good luck, he is a very nice looking bird. Oh, just noticed, yours is a hen. Not sure why that would happen, that kinda stuff only happens to my males when they fight when there are too many boys and not enough girls.
     
  7. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    My birds are not fighting or even trying to!! I even left her in there new crate for over an hour while i got a insolation pen ready and the others never pecked or tried to peck her.

    It happened because the amish buy i bought them from had them in a 12 inch high crate with osb board on top and bottom. The bird did it to itself from jumping and rubbing it against the wood.

    A guy I bought some other pheasants had some sort of plastic thing on there beaks. What are those and a goodplace to get them??
    Thanks again
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If she did it to herself, don't worry about blinders for now. Keep her in a separate cage, but right next to the others if possible. Clean the wound and apply regular neosporin, or furizone cream. Make sure nothing lays eggs in the wound and she should heal up quickly. I've had it so bad that you could see the bottom mandible of the jaw and skull. Healed up fine, just a small scar and a facelift, hehe.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    A guy I bought some other pheasants had some sort of plastic thing on there beaks. What are those and a goodplace to get them??
    Thanks again

    Those are the blinders aka peepers. Culter supply is where I go for game bird type supplies

    http://www.cutlersupply.com/

    Steve​
     

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