1. She seems to pal around with a drake mallard. I know ducks are monogamous for one breeding season and then typically move on. Will they be depressed if I split them up? Breeding is over for the year.
2. I have two drakes (Pekin and Cayuga) at home that are best buds. Will bringing a female to the house mess things up? I don't want them fighting.
3. Is it worth the effort? I'm sort of hoping it's just a minor infection that will heal up after some antibiotics from tractor supply, some Epsom salt soaks, and some TLC. Then I think, even if I can't heal her and she gets worse, I could cull her humanely so she doesn't suffer.
I'd like to hear some thoughts/advice. Because if I'm going to do something, it going to have to be soon. Thanks!