To Late To Worm?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AndysPeafowlSanctuary, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone think its too late for me to worm out my peafowl before breeding season? I don't wanna mess up the fertility of my peacocks but I don't wanna risk any of my birds coming down with anything. [​IMG]
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    In your location , i would think it would be ok thru Feb. I worm mine in March, and they lay in late April. Its only the ivomec that i worry about hurting fertile
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does ivomec hurt fertility?
     
  4. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the speedy reply Deerman. I'm gonna use safeguard for goats on them for the next three days. I have a question to ask you. I have a 3 year old black shoulder/midnight pair that I will be breeding this year and I'm wondering if my hen would lay more than one clutch. Being I would pick the first clutch and incubate and then repeat the process. Another major question for me is Can you breed a peahen with 2 different peacocks 1 clutch after another and get to different clutches without making the peahen stop laying for the season? As confusing as it sounds I wanna breed my black shoulder split to midnight peacock and peahen together for one clutch and switch the black shoulder peacock in another peahen and breed my Midnight White Eye Black Shoulder peacock To My Black Shoulder Split To Midnight Peahen for the 2nd clutch. As for the Black Shoulder Split To Midnight He would then be paired with a 5 year old IB Silver Pied Peahen? Think that would work?
     
  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need to have all your worming done at least 1 month before breeding season so all of it has gone thought there system, ivomec is just stronger and takes longer then Safe Guard to to run its course. So 1 month should do the trick and if you still don't feel safe then ivomic 2 months before.


    Steve
     
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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Andy, trouble with moving peahens to different peacocks. 1st a peahen can be fertile from a peacock for 3 weeks after the peacock is removed, maybe longer.I have hatch eggs from a peahen that has not been with a peacock for 3 weeks, so sure they can for that long. moving peahens , she will stop laying , so you will lose a few clutch of eggs ,and the peahen needs to except the other peacock.

    So if you do move her , the 2nd clutch could be father by either peacock.
     
  7. goddardd

    goddardd Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to worm my 5 peafowl, but don't know exactly what to do. Could someone please post the doses of
    Safe Guard and Ivomec? If I understand correctly, I will put the Ivomec at the base of their neck. How would I
    worm with Safe Guard if I choose to use that method?
    Diane
     
  8. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Diane,

    Put the safe guard liquid wormer, 3cc per gallon of water for 3 days straight, each time make sure you change the water everyday. I'm not sure about the Ivomec.
     
  9. goddardd

    goddardd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! I was trying to figure out how I would catch them. They free range on our place and do very well,
    but I haven't exactly figured out the Doctoring stuff. :)
    Diane
     
  10. goddardd

    goddardd Out Of The Brooder

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    How often do I need to worm my peafowl?
    Diane
     

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