guinea chicks with angel wings

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by gypsy2621, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    what causes angel wing and how would I treat it?
    I have 2 out of 7 guinea chicks that are starting to show the beginings of angel wing, wings starting to stick out ?
    they are such cute little boogers I would like to do all I can for them,
    they are getting a medicated high protein game feed.
    normally I dont feed medicated to game birds but the feed store wasout of normal starter.
    any suggestions?

    ok its offical I can not spell today LOL.

    I posted this pictureon the contest for guineas also but I want to show you what I am see int in a couple of them. thanks.

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  2. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    there wings will get all even as they get older. its just how some of their feathers come in. =]
  3. Yup, that`s the way they grow on some guineas. The term "angel wing" is applied to waterfowl and it discribes the wing feathers crossing over the back and sticking out on the sides. It`s caused by a deficiency in their diet. Your guineas look great......Pop
  4. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

    May 12, 2007
    Hendersonville NC
    They look just fine to me, too. Beautiful babies.
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    I had one with angel wing too, but not the REAL angel wing, which is permenant. Just an awkward growing stage, and now he/she has a full set of normal looking wings.
  6. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I am glad its nothing to worry about, They are beautiful chicks.
    Had a lady come today and insisted on buying them all LOL.
    She was facinated by the color and I couldnt tell her what color they are as I have no clue.
    So its back to Ebay and bidding on Farmer Georges Guineas again. those are the best hatch I have ever gotten from shipped eggs.

    Any idea what color they should be when fully mature?
  7. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    they look like pearl to me!! =]]]]
  8. keatonskeets

    keatonskeets In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Their wings just aren't yet adjusted yet to the new weight of feathers.
    It wont take but a week for their wings to "buff up"...

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