CHICK WINGS GROW STRAIGHT UP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennh, May 19, 2009.

  1. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Hi! would anyone know what causes a chicks wings to grow straight up in the air? I have a chick that this is happening to. Will they eventually lay flat? I will post a pic as soon as I take one.

    Thanks!
    Jen
     
  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Do you mean the feathers on the wings are growing straight up? If that is what you mean then you probably have some sort of frizzle. If that is not what you meant then sorry I have not the foggiest idea but hopefully someone else will have a suggestion once you get a picture. Good Luck
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Yes, that's what I meant. Straight up! The wierdest thing:lol:
    It's supposed to be a black copper marans. I have two of them, different hatches. This one is the youngest. I also noted that the tips of the feathers of this one are white, but not the other one.

    Jen
     
  4. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    The only thing I can think of that would result in feathers growing that way is if a frizzle snuck in there somewhere. Maybe what you actually have are some sort of frizzle marans ! Hey that would be funny and cool looking at the same time. [​IMG]
     
  5. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Ok, I need some help here. I uploaded a pic of the "frizzle" chick, but I can't figure out how to post it ;o( DUH

    Thanks!
    Jen
     
  6. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I am not sure exactly how you are supposed to do it so I upload mine to photobucket and copy the IMG code and then paste it in your post. I am not even sure if its okay for me to promote photobucket here [​IMG]
     
  7. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
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    You can click UPLOAD at the top of the page, then copy the image code.
     
  8. FortuneFad

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    My first thought was "Angel Wing". I know ducks can get it from too much protein in their diet, but I'm not sure if chickens can get it too. Look that up & see if it is relevant to your problem. If not, my second guess would be a genetics issue.
     

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