urgent pea chick help

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by furbabymum, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. furbabymum

    furbabymum Songster

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    Mama peacock hatched 4 eggs. She abandoned 2. 1 died but other it's quite alive. I put it in my incubator. What to do????
     
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    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Keep it warm and give it water and chick or turkey starter and try to get it to eat.

    -Kathy
     
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing 6 Years

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    Just checking:
    Did Mom hatch 4 chicks and abandon 2 of the hatched chicks?
    Or did she hatch 4 chicks and abandon 2 unhatched eggs?
     
  4. furbabymum

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    Unmatched. Though they had peeped. She was nesting on top of a round bale. 2 eggs were left up there and 4 down with her. I'm thinking a hatched chick fell off so she went down to be with it.
     
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    The 1 was dead in the egg. Helped other hatch. Tried to give it to the mom. She wouldn't take it.
     
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    Sorry for mistakes. On kindle
     
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    new 2 pfowl Crowing 6 Years

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    Gotcha!
    Do you have any chickens that might adopt the peababy?
    If not, Kathy's advice sounds good...
    Hopefully you will get more suggestions.

    And by the way, don't forget that we really like peababy pictures! [​IMG]
     
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    On a heating pad while the incubator warmed up to temp.
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    I have some 2 week old baby chicks. Should I take one and put it in there with it if it makes it through the night?
     
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    new 2 pfowl Crowing 6 Years

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    Aww, cute little moist guy! [​IMG]

    I hope someone with experience will come and give you advice.
    I know some of our peapeople keep their peababies with guinea babies.
    Hey, anyone have any thoughts about company for lonely peaguy?????
     

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