Sick peacock

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by GCrawford, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. GCrawford

    GCrawford New Egg

    Aug 28, 2013
    The last week he has been acting sickly, droopy wings, hasn't been active alot, been giving him antibiotics and was recently wormed but still no sign of getting better today I noticed his poop was a runny yellow. What could that mean?
  2. casportpony

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

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Blackhead or coccidiosis would be my guess. You need to get metronidazole (flagyl or fish-zole) and Corid, ASAP, he probably doesn't have much time left. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, imnsho. You can get Corid from TSC, but metronidazole is only available from a vet or online (sold as fish antibiotic), but he needs it now!

    It can be hard to tell the difference between the two diseases, and since I've had trouble with blackhead, that's what I would treat for. If you can, post a picture of his poop.

    If it is blackhead, he probably also has a secondary infection like e. Coli... What antibiotics do you have?

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013

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