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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalpro24, Feb 27, 2012.
What causes Angel Wing and can chickens get angel wing too? I've only heard of ducks having it.
It is genetic or dietary or a combination of both. There is a long standing debate about its true origins. You will need to do your own research to establish where you stand in the debate. I, personally, believe it is a genetic defect with a dietary trigger.
Chickens don't get it. Ducks and geese get it.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
Yes it does help, thanks!
It is common in commercial broiler chickens and turkeys.
I recently aquired 15 Malines chicks from Greenfire. 12 displayed angel wings and starting dying off and within 10 days I had 3 living. Those three are are still alive and are extremely small. I contacted Greenfire and told the chicks were dying off daily and they looked like their wingtips were turned up. I asked for no replacements or refund, just information. I received an informative reply in how to care for new arrivals and disease prevention. No mention of angel wings. Perhaps they do not about it. I just learned today. I will be destroying the 3 survivors.