Emden Gosling w/ Wing Issue

Discussion in 'Geese' started by adubsroit, May 20, 2011.

  1. adubsroit

    adubsroit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bijoux, our just-about-one-month-old Embden (from a feed store), has been growing quiet nicely. She started putting on all her big-kid feathers but one of her wings is troubling the boyfriend and I. At first we assumed it was just a matter of how her feathers were coming in, but it seems that part of her wing sort of just hangs there. It doesn't seem to bother her if we touch it, and it by no means seems to inhibit any movement/activity. Pictures to follow, but what the heck could have made this happen??

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  2. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like both normal feather growth and a twisted wing tip.

    Those pin feathers she's got are freaking huge! It's weighing her wing down (with the bloods inside them), but at the same time she's letting her wing twist outward. I'd suggest wrapping it to her body with VetWrap in the correct wing position for a while to let it get back into place. Also, lower the protein in her diet. More greens, more scratch, less concentrated feed.
     
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    IT's called Angel Wing. A quick site search will confirm what Balbinka has recommended.
     
  4. adubsroit

    adubsroit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, and thanks to you too BirdBrain. Was worried she broke it, but given the fact that she is the largest in her brooder (she's in with two Welsh Harlequins, Cayuga and some 2 month old chicks) it was difficult to figure how she could have done that. Luckily the BF has a horse and plenty of VetWrap to spare for the little thing.
     
  5. ThebigE

    ThebigE Out Of The Brooder

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    TOO MUCH PROTEIN!!! I find whenever I feed my geese high protein past the age of around 3 weeks they develop the droopy wing issue.
     

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