Turkey chicks with funny wings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Beccalikesbirds, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Beccalikesbirds

    Beccalikesbirds Hatching

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    I have two of my baby fair turkeys whos bottom wing feathers are popping out on only one side (both the same side) and I'm worried it will ruin my chance to market them at fair if I don't find a way to correct it. Does anyone have any tips or ideas? JPEG_20180408_160901_351206511339926177.jpg JPEG_20180408_161018_281769413191196428.jpg JPEG_20180408_161450_125401735459571743.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

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    That's normal. It will correct itself. Next the wings will be heavy, and they may have troubles holding them up for a bit. All is normal. Also young turkeys are called poults in case you didn't know.
     
  3. Beccalikesbirds

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    Okay thank you very much, I was just worried because I had a duckling with something like this a little while back and his one wing still sticks out funny.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

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    In ducks there's a thing called angel wing where the outer bones twist. In poults and chicks it's just feathers coming in.
     
  5. Beccalikesbirds

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    Okay, that's a good thing to know. Thank you.
     
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