Another angle wing question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cgjsmith, May 21, 2008.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all I noticed this weekend that my femal pilgrams wing tips won't stay up under their wings. Its like they are too heavy. I'm prety sure its angle wing. Am starting them on rabbit pellets and taping their wings up with vet tape. My question is why just the two females and not the two males or 9 BEi who stay with them got angle wing, they were all eating the same food the girls didn't seem to be eating more. Is it possible that they are going to get it later? Crystal
     
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
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    See now my buff geese do this a bit too, but I read somewhere that all those blood feathers are too heavy at first and when the blood receeds they lighten up and the wings stay under just fine.

    What'da ya think? Mine only get flock raiser and pasture grass.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  3. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine eat 90% grass, 10% scratch. So I don't know whats going on. I thought it was just growing feathers too because you could see the shafts of the feathers. Crystal
     
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my ducklings' wings did that when the blood feathers were growing out. I added niacin and switched from 20% to 17% protein, feed what it takes them to eat in about 5 minutes 2x a day.
    They are better now, I really think that what helped was the feathers growing out and getting lighter. There was never a bend at the wing tip, it just was drooping down.
     

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