wings "sticking out" ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by opi8, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. opi8

    opi8 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    Hi everybody!

    I am new to raising chickens. My wife and I thought we would give it a try, for the fun and eggs. My chicks are 4 days old now and "seem" to be doing quite well besides some poop i clean from their rears everyday. I could almost watch them grow!!
    I have a little concern with one of the chicks wing development. Granted they are only 4 days old but, a particular chicks wings seems to be growing outwards from its body. They look like "straw with tuffs of feathers at the tips". Hers are longer than the others and they seem to go away from the body. the other chicks developing wings are nicely "tucked in" near the body. Is this normal? When the chickens weight catches up with the wings will they eventually rest on her side? the chick i am referring to is a buff orpington.
    If you need any info I am more than willing to provide it. I am soooo new to this, so please be patient.

    Thanks for you help in advance..

  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    I'm new to this too. Seems like i read something here about that but not sure. I would post this under emergency care thread. But don't panic it doesn't sound bad to me. Probably just need to add something to her diet. Good Luck and welcome to BYC.
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Perhaps she is a frizzle. Can you post a picture?
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Could you post a picture?
  5. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Quote:That's what it sounds like to me. If you are able, post a picture of the chick in question and we should be able to tell you right off the bat. If that is the case, it's nothing to be worried about. It's just a different 'look' to the chickens. It's somewhat hard to come across too, so if that's it you got yourself a special little baby there. Look up 'frizzle chicken' on google and see if that's what your chick looks like. [​IMG]
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    I did have a batch where about half of them had wings sticking out at odd angles after the first week. They all grew out of it by the time they finished feathering and are normal chickens now. Not sure what it was.
  7. opi8

    opi8 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    I don't think it's a frizzle. She seems to be eating and drinking just fine.

    I took a picture but I see no "upload" photo in this forum.. How do i do it?

  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
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  9. opi8

    opi8 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    Ok got it,

    As you can see this chicks wings protrude slightly, the others are right next to their body.
    Let me know what you think..

  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    It is called angel wing..

    geese get it .. there are many theories about it.. we will not get into that discussion here..

    It is harmless. can be corrected by taping the wings to the body..

    chickens seem to grow out of it more readily than geese do..

    I do not know anything about frizzle

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