DISCLAIMER- I am not a vet and the medical aspect of keeping peafowl is one of my weak points. This is not only a reference page for you, but for me. All credit goes to Kathy (casportpony) on Backyard Chickens. She does lots of research on different medicine and the best amounts to give peafowl. She even weights her peafowl often, so she is big into the health aspect and thus I often reference her information she has gathered for treating birds for different things. Kathy is also not a vet.
Kathy's Safeguard Recommendation which was also recommended by a vet:
0.5ml per 2.2 pounds for five days.
That works out to:
|Peafowl||Amount (1 ml = 1 cc)|
|Large Adult Male||3 ml|
|Small Adult Male||2 ml|
|Large Adult Female||2 ml|
|Small Adult Female||1.5 ml|
|Large 3 month old chick||1 ml|
|Medium 3 month old chick||0.8 ml|
|Small 3 month old chick||0.7 ml|
Above doses are for liquid *or* paste.
Kathy prefers to worm her peafowl orally, but she said that if she had to choose between putting the safeguard in the peafowl's water or their food, she would put it in the food. You can mix the safeguard into water then mix that into some mash food or crumble food to treat the peafowl.
The math formula from Kathy is:
Weight of flock in pounds divided by 2.2, times 50, divided by 100. The answer to that is the number of ml needed for your flock.
10 seven pound hens looks like this - 70 ÷ 2.2 x 50 ÷ 100 = 16ml (rounded up from 15.9090909091)
The old way of treating with safeguard was 3 ml for 3 days and then repeat after 10 days, but Kathy and others discovered that 3 ml is just not enough due to how fast the medicine goes through a bird's system, etc. You can weigh your birds to get the amount of safeguard you need, or you can use the chart with provided dosing. Safeguard is safe, and so do not get too worried about dosing your birds a little bit over. Several people have already tried worming their peafowl this way using more safeguard with wonderful results when they took their birds to the vet.