Odd wing growth on young muscovies...??????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Inkheart, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I am mainly posting for a friend here - and i do love his ducks. He has some younger muscovies - they are fully feathered and probably about 4 months old or so. Some of them are fine - but some of them have some odd wings. ITs almost as if the wing is growing backwards or upside down. They were fine all along but now that they are getting older this has happened. When you look at them the wings are not against the body - they sort of flip out to the side and you can see the underside of their wings. Not all of the young ones have this but some do ----does this ring a bell with anyone - or anyone have experience on this????
    Thanks
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like angel wing. You can search for it on BYC there are some good posts for fixing it but this entails wrapping the duck.
     
  3. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Thank you very interesting - have never heard of that - sadly all those posts - non had pics that i could find -
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Just went on google and if you type in angel wing in ducks a bunch of pictures come up for it.
     
  5. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    So this is something they can live with - more cosmetic? Perhaps they wont be able to fly ?

    Thanks All!
     
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:They wont be able to fly and it is cosmetic and can be corrected if young enough. Just had to wrap a duck for angel wing about a month ago and a week later pretty much all better. It was Halion's duck (another BYC member)
     
  7. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    what time frame are you looking at where the wrapping will make a difference?
    There are several very easy to understand demo's on the wrapping - jsut wondering if it is too late for them
     
  8. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Once they are adults i have heard it is hard to nearly impossible to fix. If they are still growing then that is your best time. How old is the duck in question?
     
  9. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    a bit over three months
     
  10. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:Should be fine then. still growing. If you want to correct it i would suggest getting a wrap on there today.
     

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