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can chicken get angel wings likee ducks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nstilwater, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a baby chick that is only a few days old and its wing eathers are already sticking out to the side like a duckling with angel wings? can chicks get this too? its not abig deal it is just a black meatie so its not important just wondering for future reference
     
  2. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have an answer?
     
  3. beach9037

    beach9037 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes - they do - I have a hen that has a very mild case. I went ahead and hatched a couple of her eggs and one of the offspring has it. It showed as soon as the chick was dry after hatching.

    I consider it a genetic problem and was using this hatch as a test. So i don't plan to wrap the chick to try to "correct" the problem.

    The hen will be removed from my breeding pen and allowed to run with the free range group.

    Hope that helps.
     

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