Sick peahen

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by De Beauchamp, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. De Beauchamp

    De Beauchamp New Egg

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    My 1 year old peahen has been 'down' as in walking arpundits sluggish her head down trying to almost run off and hide any ideas why?
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello there,
    Sorry your girl is looking down. [​IMG]

    The pea health experts here will need more information in order to help you:
    Is she eating? drinking? pooping? if so what does her poop look like? (poop pictures are useful).
    Are her wings drooping? Is she standing/sitting/roosting/how active? Do you have other peas/birds?
    Is it cold or hot where you are? What kind of enclosure does she live in or is she free range?
    Any pictures are helpful.


    *also, I see that you posted earlier that you had some peachicks that died, did you ever determine the cause?
     
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  3. De Beauchamp

    De Beauchamp New Egg

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    I'll have to check back on the poo later. She is free range with my other 4 peafowl. She is one of 3 hens and one male. The weather has been either really hot or rainy and just now getting cooler. She's not very active at all. She'll walk around a bit but then she's laying down a lot with her eyes kind of tired looking. My other birdside all seem fine. She really isn't eating at lot.
    As for the chicks 3 of 4 died. I think they just weren't eating. The live one I had to bring him in and feed him medicated food and water till I knew he was doing it on his own. ( hoping it's a male) he's doing really well.
     
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  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blackhead peahen :

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Check on that poop sooner, not later. If she's as sick as you describe she could be hours to 3 days from death.

    -Kathy
     
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  7. De Beauchamp

    De Beauchamp New Egg

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    I've put up a picture of my peahens poo. It does look like sick poo. She isn't eating either
     
  8. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Not seeing the poop, can you post it again?
     
  9. De Beauchamp

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Since drugs are impossible to get in Canada, I suggest you take her to a vet ASAP.

    -Kathy
     

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