I have a new peachick - 4-6 months old that is currently staying indoors (I'm stupid - said I'd take it then was told it'd been being kept inside a very warm house). Anyhow, past history is that I currently have a peacock, approx 10 years old that since I've had him and his now deceased (disappeared) mate, no matter whether they raised chicks, I got young birds, or older ones, sooner or later they all start looking droopy and are dead within a few days. Adult birds took up to 6 months to show signs. Usually no other signs - never noticed any diarrhea/weird stools, nasal congestion, etc. Just lethargic and then that's it. I'ts been at least 3 years since we've had any other peafowl except him. I have (or had during his time) all sorts of chickens, ducks, pheasants, pigeons, geese, and guineas - none of them have ever shown any similar signs and have been fine. Since "she's" inside and hopefully not exposed to anything for a few months until it gets warmer, wondered if anyone had any suggestions for vaccinations or treatments that might help prevent her from having problems? I did warn the people that gave her to me that we had this problem. Also, next dumb question. She's a white peafowl - they said she was female, but quite frankly, I've never had the whites and am not sure how to tell on a young bird? I've always had black-shouldered and just waited for coloration to tell. Thanks for any and all help. I'm in Northern Indiana.