Learn about the care and prevention of angel wing when raising ducks. Or other water fowl like swans and geese. Angel wing is where the feathers at what would be the wrist on a person grow twisted or malformed and stick out from the rest of the wing.
When this happens in wild birds they will usually not survive because as they grow to maturity the twisted wing prevents them from flying and so in ducks they could not fly south for the winter. In domestic ducks angel wing is usually caused by too much protein in the diet. If caught early the wing can be bound to the flank with medical tape from a vet that is for animals so it won’t stick to the feathers for anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks or until the feathers have straightened out and lay flat against the bird again.
A change in the diet should also be made since that is the cause of the twisted wing. Timber Creek Farmer tells us more about how to care for and prevent angel wing in the duck we raise.