feathers on duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dixiegal62, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticed today my mallard duckings are getting their blue wing feathers in, ones feathers seem to be coming in sticking straight out instead of laying down. What would cause that?
     
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  2. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to ducks, but from what I have read, sounds like it could be Angel Wing. Do a search on it!! You can fix it if caught early. But please read up about it because like I said, I'm a newby!!
     
  3. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Did a search and found the info, it does look like that's what it is. Going to see if I can wrap it today.
     
  4. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us know how it goes! If you can get a picture of the duck wrapped up, I'd love to see it. I haven't had to deal with angel wing yet, but I'd love to be prepared if it ever comes up. I've heard that it's caused by too much protein in the diet. What are you feeding them?
     
  5. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Started them out on chick starter, their on starter/grower now.
     

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