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Joe.G



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:12 pm Reply with quote

He is about 7 Months old and 6 pounds,

I have Tylan 200 with 22 GA and 30 GA Needles,

His, eye does not look swollen to me, his eye lids do seem opened more as you can see more skin toward the front of his eye in front of his eyeball, I have had him for two weeks and it has looked like this the whole time, It has not changed, his head is bald from being picked on at his former home.
His right eye is worse then his left.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:42 am Reply with quote

hmmmmm.....it hurts me to see a bird suffering........
I hope that the medication helps him.
Perhaps all those scalp wounds let in some germs Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:44 am Reply with quote

Does he appear sick to you?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:50 am Reply with quote

Joe.G wrote:
Does he appear sick to you?


YES
and sadly abused.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:07 am Reply with quote

I am new to Peafowl, this is the way I got him, The pen you see him in is only temp, I take very good care of my birds, My chickens,guineas and turkeys all look great and are very happy. I do feel bad for this bird he does look sad, he is very sweet.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:25 pm Reply with quote

It is good that you took him away from his former home and are
caring for him.
In reply to your question on other part of forum.......
He looks much like some juvenile India blue that I had long ago.
Most domesticted peafowl are NOT exactly purebred anyhow.
I believe that genetic diversity is what makes hatching perchicks
interesting. .........and my dwindling cash supply makes ownership
of an absolutely pure muticus muticus most unlikely :wow
and, besides that, I would not want the responsibilty of caring for
anything that rare and precious :egg

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:51 pm Reply with quote

I had the breeder look at the bird, It does appear to be a defect from birth, I don't see any scar tissue and the eye does not look swelled and the bird seems to be doing fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:48 pm Reply with quote

DCT, could this be a bad sinus infection?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:49 pm Reply with quote

featherhead wrote:
DCT, could this be a bad sinus infection?


hmmmm...... Confused all the sinus infections I ever saw were between tbe eye and
the beak.

many years ago I did have a peachick that hatched with a messed up eyelid

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:51 pm Reply with quote

You have had this bird for only 2 weeks prior to the picture and he looked like this when you got him?

It looks like scarring from trauma, a injury. And it could now or in the future cause him issues if that is the case.
Many people still use fans in incubators, hatchers without guards on the blades. Something I have seen chicken and turkey poults with scars similar to that.

I would keep some triple antibiotic OPTHALMIC ointment for the Eye for present and future use.
He may be prone to complications such as infection, tissue inflammation, and picking on in that area from other fowl.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:51 am Reply with quote

Yes I have had him for about two weeks, I also showed him to the breeder and he seems to think it is a issue he had since birth, It has not changed at all since i have gotten him.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:54 pm Reply with quote

So he sold you the bird openly with the defect? Or pretended it wasn't there until you contacted him or states it must be a defect from hatch.
That looks like from.the photos as trauma. Not as likely from hatch. Unless he was injured.

And if it is genetic he is a cull to a breeding program.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:16 pm Reply with quote

I have no Plans to breed him, Both eyes have it, the Left eye is not as bad as the right, I don't see any other scarring.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:50 pm Reply with quote

If he was here I would be cutting a leaf from my aloe vera plant, trimming off
the thorny sides and splitting it to expose the healing gel (sap) in the leaf.
Then I would be massaging that sad head with the hope of loosening and
expanding the skin.
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I am curious about how he was hatched.
After looking at those photos again I did notice the feathers on his neck
do show some green ancestry but he seems mostly blue.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:53 pm Reply with quote

It is hard to explain but his eye lids just seem bigger and shaped different then others, I don't see any scarring or tears, His eyes seem wet and look fine besides this. He is a sweet boy and don't want anything to happen to him.

I Did add a Black Shoulder male to the group, he is the same age.

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1 White Leghorn, 1 Speckled Sussex
2 Guinea Hens Royal Purples.
5 Peacocks 2 IBBS 1 IB 1 IBSP, 2 PeaHens 1 Jade Spalding 1 Spalding BS 1 IB BS PeaHen,
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