Angel Wing - Right time to treat?

juniverse

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Nov 3, 2013
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I have a duckling and it is beginning to lose it's soft down feathers.
I noticed the left wing is growing out with Angel Wing. It's very small.

Should I take her in to the vet now to get it bound or wait for it to grow out a bit more?

I am not sure if there is an optimal time to treat it but I heard sooner rather than later.
 
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Kaessa

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Jan 23, 2015
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I have a duckling and it is beginning to lose it's soft down feathers.
I noticed the left wing is growing out with Angel Wing. It's very small.

Should I take her in to the vet now to get it bound or wait for it to grow out a bit more?

I am not sure if there is an optimal time to treat it but I heard sooner rather than later.

The sooner, the better. If you wait too long, it won't be treatable, and the sooner you treat it, the less time you need to wrap it. We caught it really early on our Swedish, and only wrapped her for 3-4 days. You'd never guess she had a problem now, her wings are perfect.

You can do it yourself if you feel comfortable doing it, just realize it takes 5 hands to hold a squirmy duck and get her wings in the right place to wrap them correctly.
 

Amykins

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May 11, 2013
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I have a duckling and it is beginning to lose it's soft down feathers.
I noticed the left wing is growing out with Angel Wing. It's very small.

Should I take her in to the vet now to get it bound or wait for it to grow out a bit more?

I am not sure if there is an optimal time to treat it but I heard sooner rather than later.

Yep, what Kaessa said! You can totally take it to the vet if you aren't comfortable doing it yourself. And if your vet is anything like mine, they'll do re-wraps for free if it ever comes off.
 

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