Angel wing?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CrystalBDonuts, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. CrystalBDonuts

    CrystalBDonuts Chirping

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    Uggh guys... I have a bad feeling that this is early stages of angel wings. Please tell me this is just how wings grow in... IMG_20190723_190553.jpg IMG_20190723_190754.jpg IMG_20190723_190948.jpg IMG_20190723_190957.jpg
     
  2. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

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    Possibly just starting in the black one (Cayuga?), but a bit early to tell for sure since their blood feathers are just coming in. I'd wait a little bit longer and see if they start to turn out more. If so, it's quite easy to fix at this age by wrapping, so don't stress too much! Wait to see if it really is angel wing first since wrapping now can damage the blood feathers.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Agree give it a week and decide post pic then. The others look good very normal.
     
  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    It’s borderline. I have seen ducklings start out like this and wings grow in totally normal with no assistance. Just keep an eye on It for now.
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I agree with the others, but don’t wait too long.

    Here’s my favorite post about angel wing. I also have a couple pics of how I fixed 2 last spring.

     
  8. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    I don't see any sign of Angel-Wing. Ducklings sometimes look funny when their first real feather start to grow, had one White Layer this spring whose flight feathers started to grow on the left side only and began to worry. Then just a few days later the feathers on the right wing caught up.
    Just keep an eye on it and maybe give them some less protein. Even though it is doubted that too much protein has an influence on angel-wing. Less protein in the food will significantly reduce the bad smell of their poop.
     
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  9. CrystalBDonuts

    CrystalBDonuts Chirping

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    I really hope you guys are right. They already hate being picked up and I think wrapping would piss them off even more. They're like grumpy teenager ducks right now.
     
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  10. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Wait when around 4-5 months of age they will reach their talkative-phase. My wife was urging me to sell our Spring Ducklings at that age because they were permanently quacking, screeching and squiecking. - Just one month later they are so much more mature and quiet.
     
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