How old is too old to pinion a bird yourself without using a vet? Ive been trying to wrap a call ducklings wing that has angel wing but he keeps either pulling it off or moving the wrap so its around his legs and cant walk. Hes almost fully feathered but still has the lower wing full of blood feathers. He is 5 weeks old. He has no strength in the lower wing, it just flops. Here are some pics. Also.. can anyone help me guess as to what color these guys are?? The one in the middle is the one with angel wing. These ducks are all full siblings. This is Spongebob.. Notice the one and only black feather on him?? Cool, huh? Im gonna call this one Homer..its kinda homely looking.. looks nothing like his siblings.. I havent named these guys yet..They are about 3 weeks old.