What causes angel wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalpro24, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What causes Angel Wing and can chickens get angel wing too? I've only heard of ducks having it.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    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.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I agree.
     
  4. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it does help, thanks!
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  5. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is common in commercial broiler chickens and turkeys.
     
  6. cathyhar

    cathyhar New Egg

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    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.
     

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