Poult's wing is wierd - feathers separated (PHOTO ADDED)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Peaches, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    not nice and tucked in like they should be. poults are five days old. seem to be eating/drinking, but crops not very full. anything I can do about the two with the wierd looking wings? is this normal?

    UPDATE MAY 3 - it is worse.. two of them like this. Cause? solution? Here are photos


    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Could you post a pic? Is it "angel wings". Look that up on google and see if that is what you are talking about.
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    I have a young Royal Palm gobbler who has a "feathers all out of place" looking wing but he still flies, struts, breeds, gobbles and fights with the rest of them so I guess it ain't gonna kill him. [​IMG]
  4. lcourtaway

    lcourtaway Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    St. Louis Missouri
    My turkey poult walks around with his wings slightly dropped on either side. Is your's doing something like that? I've seen turkeys walk around that ways sometimes its like he's showing off. But it only lasts for a little bit and then he pulls thems back up again. When i first saw him doing it I panicked beacuse he looks so different when he does that amd the chicks really don't ever do that.

    Sorry I can't be of more help
  5. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Western PA
    its angel wing...to much protein he got but you need to clean the bedding...all that crap fumes can kill them
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Angel wing happens in waterfowl, not turkeys. Your poult is fine it's just the primary flight feathers growing in, the rest of the feathers will catch up. At five days old you can remove the paper and go to pine shavings, a smooth surface like the paper for to long will cause leg problems.

    Steve in NC
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009
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  7. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    Two of my five poults had wing feathers that did that at first but are now completely normal. They are slightly different ages and I noticed it happened right when the primary feathers were grown in to a certain length. After they were all the way in, they lay correctly [​IMG]

    It seems to just be temporary.
  8. toredano

    toredano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Grainger County,TN
    My turkey baby has one out of place also..I think its just that they are not aligned yet..they grow in and its not laying flat yet where its suppose to be at.
    I wouldnt worry to much about it to be honest.
    My guinea keets look like the same right now also. Makes em look like they just crawled out of bed without combing their hair.
    Molting time is ugly time [​IMG]

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