Sick peahen

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hairco, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Peahen looks like her neck is swollen. Do anyone know what is wrong with her? Thanks
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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor girl! [​IMG]

    It's not clear where the swelling is - do you mean in the front where it's puffed out?
    If so, that's where her crop is, has she been eating normally?
    Hopefully the experts will jump in here soon.

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    Oops, I am NOT a pea anatomy expert and should have written "I think that's where her crop is."
    Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Without seeing her in person i couldn't begin to tell ya what is wrong with your pretty [​IMG]
    i have seen mine fly into things and injure their breast area and they acted like this for a while.
    Is she eating ok?
     
  4. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes in front she has been like that for 2 days and the others is not like that and they are in the same pen.
     
  5. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Husband said she was eating,This is my 1st time with Peacocks and i am trying so hard.What do everyone feed your peas?
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding yours?
    mine free range so they eat all kinds a stuff but they always get scrambled eggs and scrambled eggs with oatmeal ,nuts and fruit or veggies, depending what is in the garden at the time.
    Mine can have access to corn and flock raiser but they do not eat that much of it and prefer the stuff around the ponds and of course their egg concoctions.

    I grow them sorghum
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    All the peas love Chick weed that grows wild here
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    I planted them wild flowers they love the petals and seeds they make later on
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    Introducing rose petals to the wee peas
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    i grow them watermelons and cantaloupe too
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    Scrambled eggs with nuts and berries

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  7. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are in a pen and we feed them Corn, bread, pelletts and laying mash.
     
  8. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe she needs some green stuff?
    They even like grass cuttings.
     
  9. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you catch her and feel the area? Might have banged into something or another bird could have hit her and she has an air (bubble) pocket there.
     
  10. casportpony

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

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    What part and side of the neck is it on? Is she still eating and drinking? Is the swelling hard, sofft or squishy?

    -Kathy
     

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