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How to keep sebastopol geese from getting angel wings...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ChickenHwk, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. ChickenHwk

    ChickenHwk Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought three sebastopol geese about 5 months ago and their wings have been slowly growing outward. Is there any way to prevent them from forming angel wings?
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too bad, I would tell the person you bought them from, he bred them wrong - Cottagerose may chime in, she knows
     
  3. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you feeding them?
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might not be angel wing if they're 5 months old.
    Usually angel wing developes when the blood filled, pin feathers are coming in.
    It might be just be stiff primary feathers or twisted wing tip.
    Can you post some photos?
    I have some info on my website on angel wing & twisted wing tips,
    the later being a very common wing disorder in Sebastopols.
     
  5. ChickenHwk

    ChickenHwk Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try to get some pictures tomorrow of their wings...

    In the mean time I will check out Cottage Roses website on wing deformities...

    As of now I am feeding the geese laying mash which is about 16% protein, they are about 7 months old now, somehow I calculated their age wrong.

    The birds started to develop it when they were about a month old, do you think that this could have been something that they could have been feeding them?
     
  6. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if you read the 2 articles I have on my website it will answer your questions.
     
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