How do you hold them still?????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Trying to wrap my duck for Angel wing and it isn't cooperating. How do you get them to hold still enough to wrap them????
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    What is Angel wing?
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Two person job, and have a table under the duck. It wont kick, if it is standing on its feet. My husband usually stand in front of the duck holding it while I'm behind. He has to hold the wings onto the buddy, while releasing one shortly while I wrap the one wing into folding in position. Then he has to hold both wings in place while I work around the body letting go of one wing at a time while I'm at that particular wing and putting his hand right onto it as I pass. It goes cute well with a helper. I could have not done this alone.
  4. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Thanks I will get someone to give me a hand. This little duck is very quick - My runners would be no problem because they are more tame then this little wiggle worm.
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    You wrestle with them until you win. Have someone else to help put the bandage on.
  6. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Well I took him over to my mom's house and we had it on - I made the mistake of carrying him back across the street in a towel so I wouldn't get duck poop on me - when I took the tall off Houdini was out. : ( Then he was too stressed to try again... so tonight I am going to get him... har har har!!!!!! : ) (hopefully)
  7. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Yea duck's geese and turkey's are hard to handle unless ya got an extra pair of hand's.I Hope your wing get's better it will if you wrapping it early.Too bad I didn't know about the angel wing when I had my geese young.Update Us on it.Good Luck!
  8. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    He won tonight.... I got the wrap back on him, but he was having trouble walking, so I took it off. I will try again tomorrow. Maybe it is because he is still pretty small. Does anyone have photos of wrapped angel wing.
  9. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

    Oct 22, 2009
    You'll likely have to make it tighter than it seems comfortable being, because the cushioning of the feathers will work against you and provide a space for them to get their legs under the wrap, and an easy way for working it loose.

    I had to resort to a layer of masking tape held in place by a further layer of duct (duck!) tape. Two females I have wrapped this way did very well and found their legs; my first female was tough and the male I just had was even tougher, didn't think I'd ever get him wrapped right so he could walk too. So a lot depends on the duck, and frankly having even one happen this way seems like too many and you generally don't get that many compared to how many ducklings are born. But it can be done, you just have to not give up or lose heart if you wind up stripping a bunch of feathers in the process. Sometimes the wrap will need replacing or need to go back on after being removed and it just has to be dealt with. I have tried everything and this is what I have found works best for me with squirmy little Houdini ducks that grow too fast to be able to predict from one time to the next just how much they will grow and when.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010
  10. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Quote:It does take a little bit practice and yes they walk funny for a little bit, because it throws off their balance. Remember wrapping half a day works fine. So if he slips out then he is done for the day. My duck did manage that too, they are just build to good and are know they are Houdini.

    Keep on working it. Below is a picture, not the best and I did not wrap high enough, because he managed later to get his wings out. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010

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