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  Topic: Science research help
Kevin

Replies: 18
Views: 7408

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:02 pm   Subject: Science research help
My own observations:

My first peafowl were completely free range, never confined. They were neither monogamous or polygamous. All males tried to court different females. Many females were seen mat ...
  Topic: Agressive Male
Kevin

Replies: 17
Views: 8067

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:52 pm   Subject: Agressive Male
Males chasing/beating up females is a known problem. Normally it's uncommon or seems limited to a male not liking a female for some reason or not accepting a certain color, My old IB absolutely refu ...
  Topic: Peacock/peahen behavour
Kevin

Replies: 5
Views: 2722

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:14 pm   Subject: Peacock/peahen behavour
It's play. Kicking up heels in good spirits. In other words they love your sawmill and think it's loads of fun.

I usually see it with younger birds, they do the same as you describe, they get pr ...
  Topic: Have to catch a peahen with eggs today...any thoughts?
Kevin

Replies: 18
Views: 8751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:59 pm   Subject: Have to catch a peahen with eggs today...any thoughts?
Again, havahart trap... Wink Some places will rent out traps. animal control, animal rescues, feed stores, etc Large one, for a german shep size dog. This will also work on the male if he's s ...
  Topic: New (?) peachick brooding lamp theory...
Kevin

Replies: 9
Views: 5605

PostForum: Incubation, Hatching, and Peachick care   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:18 pm   Subject: New (?) peachick brooding lamp theory...
If that's 12 x 36 inches.. I would never use a 250 watt.. way too small for that. I always use 100 watt or less, depending on room temperature in brooders of those sizes. If the room is extreme ...
  Topic: Sexing White Peafowl?
Kevin

Replies: 38
Views: 14619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:09 pm   Subject: Sexing White Peafowl?
Ah no, sorry for you. But then it makes sense in light of why none were bigger/taller than the others..

Yearlings normally don't lay, so would not alter the setup.. just wait and see if one shows ...
  Topic: Peafowl - Behaviour problems!
Kevin

Replies: 4
Views: 3152

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:23 pm   Subject: Peafowl - Behaviour problems!
It's just reaction to "something that is different". They're reacting to the hens being all fluffed up and making 'weird noises'.. plus she is not running away and perhaps making a big ruck ...
  Topic: Limping peafowl - is it mareks?
Kevin

Replies: 10
Views: 7316

PostForum: Health   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:05 pm   Subject: Limping peafowl - is it mareks?
AFAIK= as far as I know.


Necropsy really is your best bet.

Sorry for the troubles.. hope cause is discovered and cured ASAP! (as soon as possible)
  Topic: Sexing White Peafowl?
Kevin

Replies: 38
Views: 14619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:51 am   Subject: Sexing White Peafowl?
I think most of us(well I am..) are reasonably confident the third one you rescued is indeed a female. Well.. will see if I am right.. or oh so how wrong I am! Laughing The other 2 are too hard to ma ...
  Topic: What Do You Keep in Your Bird Medicine Chest?
Kevin

Replies: 9
Views: 5735

PostForum: Health   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:48 am   Subject: What Do You Keep in Your Bird Medicine Chest?
Yea! Looks like you're already on the way towards a properly stocked cabinet.
  Topic: Limping peafowl - is it mareks?
Kevin

Replies: 10
Views: 7316

PostForum: Health   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:47 am   Subject: Limping peafowl - is it mareks?
Yes necropsy is only way to be sure.. in many areas it can be done for free or for a low cost. Even if the cost is moderate, is worth it.. simply to find out exactly what it is so you would know exa ...
  Topic: caring for new chicks...
Kevin

Replies: 1
Views: 2061

PostForum: Incubation, Hatching, and Peachick care   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:44 am   Subject: caring for new chicks...
NO antibiotics for anything unless they are sick first. It is way overused and actually can be harmful.

What you want as a preventative is to regularly deworm them. ivermectin or levasole....

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  Topic: Have to catch a peahen with eggs today...any thoughts?
Kevin

Replies: 18
Views: 8751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:34 am   Subject: Have to catch a peahen with eggs today...any thoughts?
Your best bet really is luring them into something..

Large dog havahart type trap will work. Might be possible to borrow one from animal control..
  Topic: Sexing White Peafowl?
Kevin

Replies: 38
Views: 14619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:50 pm   Subject: Sexing White Peafowl?
Awesome.. how long before you get the results?
  Topic: Greetings from Rutherforton, NC :)
Kevin

Replies: 3
Views: 2764

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:29 am   Subject: Greetings from Rutherforton, NC :)
If they are willing to enter an enclosed structure, such as a covered dog run, a chicken coop or even in the barn into a stall.. your best bet really is to lure them in with food, then shut the doo ...
 
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