Something is not quite "Wright" with one of our ducklings.
I've thought of naming this guy Orville.
He looks like he's ready to take off any minute.
In actuality, though, this duckling has a condition known as Angel Wing.
It is a condition that arises when ducks eat a diet too high in protein.
We are thinking that this might be due to the ducks consuming fish food
that is thrown into the pond to feed the fish.
The fish food smells like fish, so I imagine it has a high concentration of fish in it...
thus a higher concentration of protein than the ducks are used to.
The cure for angel wing is to decrease the protein in the duck's diet.
I will start supplementing their diet with cracked corn, a carbohydrate,
and stop feeding the fish.
It seems we never stop learning from our life here on the farm.
Hopefully, our little duck's wings will return to normal very soon!