angel wing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scooter147, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What causes angel wing?
    I went to look at two pekin/mallard mixes the Humane Society found wandering down a suburban road and they had "angel wing", I passed I didn't like it.
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    It's just cosmetic and isn't a big deal unless you're looking to breed. I have an Embden goose with angel wing.

    I've read it can be caused by lack of protein in their diet or possibly genetic.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Someone told me once that it can be caused by too little humidity durring hatch as well. I don't know if that's so or not but that's what they said.
     

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