Treatment for eggbinding in peahen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by thndrdancr, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been talking on my Kansas forum about my peahen. I know she has been "off" for a few weeks. She has only been coming out of the coop rafters late evening, almost bedtime and its been gorgeous weather this last week.

    She is walking like she is in pain and I just was able to catch her to dose her with my standby oregano, but if egg bound I know I need more, calcium supplement or something. If I can possibly catch her again, what's best treatment?

    I am leaving for Hawaii on the 1st and want to ensure I do what I can for before I leave! Had it in chickens buts been a very long time and peahen harder to handle. :(.
    She is my favorite hen, Princess!
    No recent pics either...

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    I was running low on calcium but thought I got it to them in time, crapola!
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You need to check in her vent for an egg. If one is there, you could try tubed or sub-q fluids, calcium gluconate (the calcium gluconate dose I use is 100mg/kg.), D3, E, and stick her in a warm bath room full of steam.

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  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gonna go see if she is in floor of coop, I don't have calcium glauconate tho. Stores closed now, gonna see what I have laying round, man it's been a long time since I dealt with this, just totally forgot the signs. She is only 5 years old. I wondered why that egg cracked so easily that showed last month.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can also use regular human calcium pills or even Tums, but water is key!

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The calcium will help her muscles with contractions to pass the egg.
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Based on a dose of 100mg/kg and a 23% solution, the dose is as follows:

    1 pound bird - 0.2 ml
    2 pound bird - 0.4 ml
    3 pound bird - 0.6 ml
    4 pound bird - 0.8 ml
    5 pound bird - 1 ml
    6 pound bird - 1.2 ml
    7 pound bird - 1.4 ml
    8 pound bird - 1.6 ml
    9 pound bird - 1.8 ml
    10 pound bird - 2 ml

    -Kathy
     
  7. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to not update, went out last night and she was in rafters. I had errands today and didn't get a chance to buy calcium for her. But on the bright side when I got home and fed everyone, she is out of the rafters and eating like a horse and obviously feels much better.
    I will monitor her closely, and get calcium tomorrow to have it on hand as I do think that is her problem. She wasn't even interested in treats before, so I know she is feeling better. She felt pretty good when I did dose her, hadn't lost significant weight and her breastbone was not prominent.

    Thanks Kathy for your help. Sure is appreciated.
     
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