Worming young peafowl ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Feathered Wings, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    I have a pair of young peafowl about 5 months old and their feathers are just dull and lifeless looking could it be worms causing this?
    No matter what i feed them they still look scruffy.
    I feed them layer pellets, grass, sunflower seeds and some scratch.

    What kind of wormer should i use and how much?

    What age should they be wormed?

    Any extra supplement or food i could give them?
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't think layer pellets is a good diet for them. They need a game bird/ turkey grower. I feed mine 1/2 gamebird 1/2 flock raiser and also add wild bird seed, cat food or dog food. Worming I use Safeguard liquid goat wormer. It is 1 cc per 10 pounds of bird.
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    Quote:Where did you find/buy the liquid Safequard ?
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    You can buy it from TSC or most well stocked feed stores..... [​IMG]
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Quote:I had wondered about using cat food for them i was told years ago to feed it to my chickens during the molt.

    I feed them layer because thats what the breeder told me to feed them i will look into getting some of the game bird.
    But i also feed them bird seed mix and sunflower seeds.
    I give them fresh grass as well.

    Thanks for the info on the wormer

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