3 weeks old, beginning of angel wing or fluff?

Saigey

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Over concerned hover duck mom strikes again :frowMy little snowy calls are at that adorable scruffy phase where they look like they've got "the mange", as my grandmother would have said. I can't tell if this is just uneven feather growing or the beginning of angel wing. When they stretch and flap their little wings (flappy flaps, my friend dubbed them) it everything looks normal, but just making sure!
 

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shawluvsbirds

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That does appear to be jutting out a bit much.. but it's too early to be sure it will be angel wing. You'll be able to tell more when those flights really start to grow in and if they are still unable to fold up and tuck under.
 

CluckerFamily

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Nutritional yeast seems to work better than brewers yeast, at least from what I have read.
I had my first batch of ducklings this year and I used nutritional yeast, I didn't have any issues.
Each breed of duck needs different levels of yeast, I had to research how much to give ancona and runner ducks.
 

shawluvsbirds

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Is it too early to think about wrapping? View attachment 2769960
You can try. But remember the feathers need to be able to emerge from those quills. I found it extremely hard to wrap until the feathers were grown out a bit.
If you try wrapping it now I would remove it and re-wrap it every 24 hours to allow for the feathers to grow.
 

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