Angel Wing revisted!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rollerman, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Rollerman

    Rollerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Okay I'm like most people,I don't retain much unless it pertains to me!lol. So I know I've read about it before but don't remember a lot. I got two muscovy hens at an auction today. They were in a dog carrier and all you could tell was that they were muscovy hens. When I got them home both have angel wings! Is this hereditary? Can I go ahead and breed them ? Can the wing tip be amputated safely?
  2. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Angel wing isn't hereditary its actually caused by a nutrient deficiency when the duckling is very young {I believe it's not enough protein}
    I've heard of a few ducks having the condition and it doesn't really bother them they may not be able to fly or glide very well but other than that they live a pretty normal life I don't believe it can be corrected once they're adults though ...hope this helps [​IMG]
  3. angelbabyamy

    angelbabyamy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Myrtle Point, OR
    I think it is caused by too much protein in their diet? When I hatched ducklings I was told not to give them chick starter because there was too much protein.

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