Strange defect

Discussion in 'Geese' started by CrestedGirl, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    We have 5 Chinese white geese. Two of them have a strange defect , their wings stick outwards. PLEASE HELP !
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  2. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2010
    Grantsburg, WI
    sounds like angel wing to me.

    Do a search in the upper right corner, in the search box. you will find answers there.
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    I Agree with angel wing
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Thank you very much. I looked and read that you can clip it down.
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  5. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    You can correct if, if they are still young.
  6. jack & mommy's duckies

    jack & mommy's duckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2010
    I agree also....if you caught it early you can tape their wings against their body's and in a few weeks all will be good.

    I had 3 that had it. I caught it early. I used painters masking tape. two person job. fold the wings in the right position and have the other person run tape all the way around their body and make like a 3" band. I changed it every 3 day. At night I'd take it off and retape it again the next morning. Took about 3 weeks and all was well.
  7. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Have you tried clipping them yet? Does it cause them pain? I hope not. [​IMG]
  8. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Does having your nails or hair clipped cause you pain? Clipping should be a last resort because it will need to be repeated when they molt. Clipping one (or more) of those blood filled quill shafts will make them bleed badly and there is no natural healing in a feather. The blood needs to be clotted at the cut shaft and then it will withdraw back into the bird over time. If this fails you will have to pull the bleeders and that does hurt like pulling a finger nail hurts.~gd

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