is this a wing problem?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bantu, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roan, a 4-5 week old rouen wings slide down a inch or so, she can pull them back into place. This started today. Her food is All Flock raiser crumbles and garden vegetables, romaine lettuce, cucumbers a tomatoes as a treat. She also has fresh water at all times.
    Please tell me this is normal.
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Just up and down? Sounds ok, is she acting weird any way else?
     
  3. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she loves her food and daily bath. In fact she's my second to my mallard in activity.
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe she's cold? My ducks do it sometimes, so I don't think it's that bad
     
  5. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She did just finish a bath. Luke warm water . She's still in the house. We keep our home at 72°. Does it need to be warmer?
     
  6. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Nah 72 is good and hot lol
    She should be good once she's dried off
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    A couple of things could be going on - she is a little damp under the wings and she is letting the undersides dry off, or she could be getting wing feathers and I am told that as they fill in, they are a little heavy for the wing muscles, and so it takes some adjusting.

    Sounds within the range of normal to me.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Amiga is right......The wing feathers are growing in....Nothing to worry about....The feed sounds fine also.....


    Cheers!
     
  9. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is doing great! the wing feathers are coming in, looks painful to me. but I think she is a he. her /his head is turning green.
     

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