Mallard with discolored speculum

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  1. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1 year 3 month old mallard hen has recently developed a discolored speculum on her left wing. Her right wing still looks very good, though. She eats a lot of 18% chicken layer feed, cracked corn, peas, lettuce, minnows, and crickets. If it matters she was recently nearly killed by an owl, but has made a full recovery. She has also recently been making a lot of high pitched noises, like she is trying to clear her nostrils, only she isn't doing it in water, which could possibly be related, I am not sure. Does it sound like she could have a deficiency of something or be sick? Here are some pictures of her wings.

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    Left wing (bad one)
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks I will do that. She had one very large wound on her breast very close to her right wing, as well as one in the middle of her breast that was centimeters away from ripping her neck
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think anything is wrong with the wing maybe its just maturing still
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks buff goose guy I was sending duckman over to the Mallard thread because I saw you had been on there. Duckman she is one very lucky duck to survive an owl attack.
     
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  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh yes totally, while we have never had an owl attack here but we have had a good amount of hawks, only one mallard (that i know of) survived a hawk attack here and she was in our little hospital for a while, she had lost an eye to the hawk.
     
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    Glad she made it through the attack, I lost a bantam hen to a hawk last fall, it was heart breaking.
     

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