Angel wing??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2fathens, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. 2fathens

    2fathens Out Of The Brooder

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    Does this chicken have angel wing? Why are her feathers always sticking out like this?
    (It's not just because she's hot it's like this 24/7)[​IMG]
     
  2. 2fathens

    2fathens Out Of The Brooder

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  3. DawnKD

    DawnKD Out Of The Brooder

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    My understanding is that only waterfowl get 'angel wing' from a diet too high in protein ... not chickens.

    Can you tuck her feathers back under so they lay nicely? My 20 week old Barred Rock has one wing where the feathers like to lay out like that. It doesn't bother her, but it looks odd to me too. Occasionally I fix it for her, but when she moves around or jumps down from a log in the run and spreads her wings, it just goes right back.

    Nice pullet you have there!
     
  4. sphinxface

    sphinxface Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she molting? Maybe if some feathers are missing the rest coukd stick out like that?
     

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