Mallard wing infection?

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

  1. bettynoodlees

    bettynoodlees Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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