Can chicks get angel wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thndrdancr, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a bit concerned over my little showgirl just because her wing looks like what I have heard about ducks getting "angel wing".
    I dont know her origins, I dont THINK she has a frizzle in her background, but its possible. What worries me is that one wing is this way and the other not.
    I am going to order Avia Charge 2000, is there anything else I should do for her. She is 3 weeks old here. One wing does this, the other not. Really hard to get good pics showing it, she just doesnt want to stand still and when she does, it doesnt show that well on camera. Will do the best I can tho, whats the opinions out there? Thanks
    Jill

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It is hard to tell from the pictures but hopefully someone who has delt with this problem can help out more. I've had young chicks with saggy wing tips but once they got older, they got stronger and now look just like the rest.
     
  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I know and unfortunately I dont think I could get any better pics of it. Thank you silkie.

    These tips flip UP, like a sizzle would, only its just the ONE wing that does that. I guess since she will never fly it shouldnt matter much, I just want to make sure she is not deficient in nutrition. [​IMG]
    Thanks
    Jill
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it should matter, she/he's quite cute. [​IMG] Maybe he/she does have frizzle...at least half [​IMG].
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    OH I get it! It's just the feathers and not the actual wing tip! Right? Well... if it's just feathers, I bet it's genetics of being a mix!
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    What a cute little dumpling!!![​IMG]
     
  7. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea its just the feathers I do believe. But its funny, it doesnt have curly wing tip feathers on the OTHER wing. Since I have never seen angel wing except in pics, I was a bit worried.
    Thanks for the comments all, look at the pics I just posted Disco Lily and the showgirl. They are better pics. [​IMG]
    Jill
     
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  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    thndrdancr: I have a chick doing the same thing, but on both wings. The end of the feathers curl up at the end. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. I thinking a frizzle gene in there somewhere also, and I was gonna post a query on here about it. [​IMG] You beat me to it!

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    Well, I finally got around to getting those pictures taken, resized, and uploaded. Here they are!

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  10. Cuban Longtails

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    How is your baby doing? Did the feathers straighten out or get more "frizzled"? [​IMG]
     

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