What do you wish you knew before getting peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by CooksCritters, May 24, 2017.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Yes if it isn't there already. I would highly encourage people to stop trying to use Corid for cocci because of its ineffectiveness in peafowl and switch to Sulfadimethoxine.
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I just did a quick search and didn't see a list of medications and doses.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Maybe we could add a "normal vs abnormal poo page"?
     
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  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Lordy, and of all the needed information and that is not there? It should be, not everyone knows to look at your tagline for much-needed information like that.
     
  5. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    One of the best indicators of being sick right after the visual observations of droopiness, swelling, etc.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Very true. So how do we teach people to spot the early signs of illness?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Your fecals convinced me that Corid is probably not the best choice, but people will find it very difficult to sulfadimethoxine now that it's prescription only. :(

    I bought a gallon of the liquid, and two packs of the powder before the new law went into effect.
     
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  8. Argus

    Argus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish the color sticky had actual descriptions for each color, for chicks and adults. When I'm out somewhere and rushed would be nice to pull up a reference rather than go by my memory. Birds are often misidentified by sellers, sometimes innocently, could show them the correct color from an independent source so they don't think I'm trying to trick them.
     
  9. CooksCritters

    CooksCritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be an excellent idea! Maybe you could also turn those charts about healthy peachicks into stickies as well. :)
    I'm sorry if I broke the rules some how. I read the stickies, but I figured there might be some mistakes people had made that were typical to "green horns" that I could avoid.

     
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  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    That is a very good point and it is difficult to know if the advice you receive is good or not. Case in point the three ml in a gal of water hype, well, it must be true I read it on the internet.
     
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