New to ducks. Is this the beginning of Angel wing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WizChick, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. WizChick

    WizChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to ducks and not sure what I'm doing exactly. My chickens have been so easy I figured I would give ducks a try. They are fun but not what I expected.

    One of the two ducks has wing feathers that don't seem right. The appear to stick straight up. I rarely see these feathers on the other duck so I'm concerned.
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    If this is angel wing I want to catch it early.

    [I feed them Organic Pride chick starter/grower (20% protein, niacin is the 13th ingredient). I've used this feed for all my chicks and broilers.]
     
  2. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it might be the start of angel wing. I would switch to duck grower or Purina Flock Raiser. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is angel wing?
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is when their wings flip out in an unnatural position. Sorry, I am really bad at explaining this! [​IMG] If you Googled it I am sure you could find info about it. [​IMG]
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They look fine to me; looks like "blood feathers" or pin feathers.

    If they start to flip out away from the body, then you have a problem.
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Yep they are fine right now. Like the above poster said, if they start going away from the body, then its the start of angel wing.
     
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  7. WizChick

    WizChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll hold off on panicking then. It had crossed my mind that the top feathers weren't covering them like the other duck's were. Just wanted to be sure.
    Thanks everyone.
     

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