Mallard wing infection?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bettynoodlees, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. bettynoodlees

    bettynoodlees Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2011
    I couldn't find my camera, but as soon as I do I will take pictures...

    My mallards are getting their pretty blue feathers, and even though most of them are coming in fine, I have 2 that have gotten the hard part of the feather (pin?) but there are no feathers coming out and they look like they are getting swollen, and they have a (very) little blood on their white feathers.[​IMG]

    Is this some sort of infection,[​IMG] or is it just a feathering quirk that will resolve itself? [​IMG]
  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Just watch them. My adopted mallard had the same problem where his pin feathers were "stuck" inside the quill (for some reason).

    I just left him alone and made sure he was getting fed well and it resolved itself. He turned out to be a very pretty handsome drake.

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