Today I found my male Mandarin laying in the back corner of the enclosed part of the aviary. He moved some as I tried to catch him but I caught him more easily than usual. Upon inspection, his back in between his tail and his wings was missing feathers and had blood in it. It looks like something got a hold of the feathers and pulled them off. His bill also had some scratches on it - only thing I can think of is possible damage from the hardwire cloth if he tried to fight back?
Anyways, the back wound smelled a little bit and he did not struggle much. I put blue kote on it and put him in my quarantine area with water and food and he has not moved yet. What do I do to help him through this? My quarantine area is still a decent size (10x4x4) and the ducks are clipped so they can't fly anyways. Do I put his mate in there with him? Would that stress them both out or help them both? I also have nutridrench available - do I give him some of that in the water? What else can I do to help?
Thank you in advance!