What I need for arrival?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Yoda, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    I have 4 young peachicks arriving Friday and I would like to know what I need to have on hand for them. The last ones I got in the mail unfortunately did not make it and I am trying again. So please anyone who can advise me would be greatly appriciated. Will post pictures when they arrive.
  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

    Dec 22, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
  3. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    That is not the info I was looking for. I want to know what I need on hand in case they are sick. I don't want to run around looking for the meds/vitamins/etc just to lose the birds because I do not have them on hand.
  4. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Fountain, Colorado
    When i got my chicks in the mail i had on hand Pedialite and Vionate powdered vitamin suppliment along with gamebird starter. I gave them a quart of pedialite, at first just the Pedialite then after a couple days i mixed half water half Pedialite. I mixed the gamebird starter with a tbsp of the Vionate every time i refilled feeder and kept them in the brooder with heat until they were 3 months old. I figured good hydration, warmth, vitamins and minerals were prevention as opposed to the cure and it has worked out for me. They are 6 happy peas and seem very healthy. That trip in the box had to be a major bummer. Worst, i found out i don't get overnight delivery to my zip so they were in the mail for a day and a half. But they seem to be thriving and are about 5 months old now living outside.
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    I did the same as KZ when mine arrived with the avian vitamins in the water. I made sure they had plenty of warmth in their brooder but also enough space they could get away from it if they wanted to. I put a "box inside of a box" so they had a place to go into that felt safe to them. They liked that & ran in & out of it for a couple of weeks (until they got too big for it & I removed it).

    Warmth, vitamins, good food - mine are now outside also & doing fine.

    Medications - Corid, Sulmet, Baytril - something in case of coccidia and something in case of respiratory illness.
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    Thanks guys that is what I was looking for. I ordered corid, sulmet, tylan and metro. I do not know where to get baytril? What do you use for coccidia? I am excited that they are coming friday!
  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    Corid is for coccidia.
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    And on last check, Baytril is by Vet prescription only
    Oxytetracycline based antibiotics are way easier to get, also BMD is a good med for possible enteritis

    go here, they have everything and ship very fast, enter a illness in the key word and it'll show what they have for it...

  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    You can get Baytril in liquid form, for parrots with out a RX online. All other forms require a vet's prescription. For Baytril, it is a strong antibiotic, but best used as a last option as you do not want birds to become immune to your last resort. Tylan etc... are very good, assessable medications. Many other meds you can find for fish, but it is still the same medication, example... Amoxicillian
  10. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    They arrived today safe and sound. They seem nice and healthy so far. I gave them electrolyte water. Now I found this at my grocery store yesterday, so I tried it. They drank a lot of it today then ate medicated turkey crumbles. They only had non medicated game starter so I got the medicated turkey starter this is ok yes? tomorrow they get boiled eggs [​IMG]

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