Does this look like start of angel wing?

Jenjenners

In the Brooder
May 22, 2020
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Just noticed today, only the one side, other two ducks seem ok. (She is the one growing the fastest and has the first wing feathers!). What can I do besides lower protein a bit?
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Jenjenners

In the Brooder
May 22, 2020
47
47
36
Hilo, Hawaii
They were on unmedicated chick starter until 3 weeks, but I did read to switch at that point because the protein is too much. Moved to Nature’s Best duck crumbles mixed half/half with Purina flock raiser (didn’t have enough of the duck at our store and it comes in rarely, so got talked into the flock raiser), which is still a lot of protein 18 and 20, so avg of 19%. They just made 4 weeks yesterday, they do free range a little and I just started adding some oatmeal in the last few days because I was worried, just noticed the wing today though (first time I saw wing feathers starting).
 

Jenjenners

In the Brooder
May 22, 2020
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Hilo, Hawaii
I do not see anything abnormal.
That’s a relief—think I’m paranoid and the feathers are just awkward looking because they’re just coming out. Whew. But should I continue the oatmeal to help reduce the protein a little? (I also add nutritional yeast at least one feeding for the niacin...)
 

Isaac 0

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NO. Flock raiser intended to be fed at a whole ration, from hatch to death. Juts provide a calcium source once they are at POL.
 

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