Call ducks with one droopy wing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gryeyes, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have four call ducklings, all about 10 weeks old. Two white, two gray.

    The little white girls each have one wing that hangs lower than the other when they walk or stand around. Doesn't appear to be an injury, as they both stand up and flap their wings perfectly fine.

    But it worries me. Anybody have any insight into this situation?
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Being that age...they must have just finished growing those feathers in. I often see my young ducks flapping a bit or fidgeting with their wings. Could just be that they are young and still getting used to having wings. Give them a few more weeks- or watch in case it gets more noticeable for now though.
     
  3. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think also while the feathers are growing the wings can sag because the feathers are full of blood so are a bit heavy for them! Mine also 'fidget' all the time. Just keep an eye on it, but if they're using them fine and there's no sign of injury it should be fine [​IMG]
     

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