To amputate or cull?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Pavo Royale, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one peachick with a bad leg...bad enough to amputate. My question is: Can peafowl lead a fairyl normal life on one leg aside from mating. Thanks in advance. Mitch
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just put ours down, because of the weight of the peafowl it's bad for the other leg, now it would be different if they spent more time flying.
     
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  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Andy from Andy's Peafowl Sanctuary amputated a peachick's leg. He did it a while ago and I don't know how she is doing but he has some videos of her:


     
  4. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think andy hen died. I agree with Steve best to put them down one leg won't hold there body weight as they get older.
     
  5. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to put her down but my wife is attached to the little thing. Anyway, I will get a vet to do the dirty work if we go that route. Thanks for the responses, and I agree that since peas spend nearly all of their time walking that the bird would have a hard life.
     
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe if you post a picture someone can tell you how to cure it or let you know if there is little hope.
     
  7. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but it is way beyond a cure.
     
  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What will happen is that the other leg will twist around at the knee that could cause a slipped tendon causing more pain which would mean putting her down, I know it's a hard thing to do but sometimes it's for the best of the bird.
     

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