chick with wing problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystallane, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. crystallane

    crystallane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    central florida
    I posted this in raising baby chicks but thought I would post here too. I couldnt get great pics, sorry.



    The bottom feathers on the wings stick out, they dont lay flat to its body. None of my other chicks wings did this. Im not sure if its a problem or not.
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Hello, this is called "angel wings". It's not a problem but you can fix it by tucking the tip under the rest of the wing and binding it (just the wing) for about 5 days. Be sure and use some kind of tape that can be easily removed. I used that medical tape that feels kind of silky. It pulled off very easily. This usually fixes the problem. You don't have to do anything but the wings may look like that up to adulthood. Hope that helps.

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