Is this a broken wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cockadoodlemom, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    I'm so stressed cause I know something is wrong and I don't know how to fix it. I know something is wrong with the wing but I don't know what to do. I have felt all over it for any signs of heat in it and there isn't. What do I do? How can they break them? Guess I'm crazy, but I'm also crazy in love with my critters too! Thanks for any help!
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2007
  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Songster

    Jul 30, 2007
    I would probibly take her to a vet. Sorry im not much help, hope someone with a better answer can help.
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Is it both wings or just one?
    Both wings hanging out and down means that the bird is hot. They'll pant too.
    If you can feel a break, you can splint the wing.
  4. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    [​IMG] Sorry! I just now got a chance to sit down here and see what's going on. SpottedCrow it is just the one wing. I don't know if this is a he or she but anyhow it flaps it just fine and I dont feel any breaks. It eats, drinks and swims just fine. Thanks for your help!
    Chickemee Thanks for your time and advice-I just can't afford the vet if I could find one to see a Goose.
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I've read about that condition before. I think it's called "Angel wing" and it's caused by too much protein in the diet (I think...if I remember correctly). Google "angel wing in geese" and see if you think that might be what's causing it. Hope this helps!

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I am pretty sure angle wing was the problem with the primary feathers that become twisted out at the last joint due to fast growth. Maybe she dislocated her shoulder some how or lost the use of one of her muscles holding her whole wing up.
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
  8. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Your goosie looks older than mine--but when mine were about 4 weeks old, it was like their wings and feathers were growing so fast, that it was hard for their little muscles to keep up, so they would often just let their wings droop, then re-settle them.

    Have you checked around her ribcage? Perhaps she bruised something under her wing,and is trying to hold it away for that reason.

    If you cannot find any, then maybe just construct a sling for her to wear for a couple of weeks...does she ever do that stretchy-thing where she sticks out her wing along her leg?
  9. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    birdlover , silkiechicken, dlhunicorn , DoctorGoose thank yall so much! I don't know what to think! [​IMG] The more I read the more it fits but her feathers on bottom don't twist out like it says. The books I read before the ducks and geese got here said to feed chick starter just like with chicks, but all the info about angel wing says too much protien is what causes the condition [​IMG] Now I feel like a idiot and my poor goose has to suffer because of it! My Geese and ducks are 17 weeks old today.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007

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