sigh...I just have rotten luck with drakes lately. So my favorite boy, Crackers, died as a result of a predator attack, as some of you may know, and I had to get a new drake for the girls. Well, my aunt had one of Crackers' brothers and was overrun with males and needed some gone anyway. Perfect. So I pick him up, and get him home, and look at him, and oh my goodness! One whole side of his head just below his eye is all swelled up. Poor boy also has a running nose and is sneezing. So I went into panic mode, thinking about him like I would think about a chicken with signs like those, terrible life-long respiratory diseases and whatnot. Then I thought a little and realized that he's not a chicken and I don't even know if ducks suffer from things such as that. His discharge doesn't smell bad, his eyes aren't watery or runny at all, and besides the other symptoms he seems peppy and perky. Still, he's on quarantine just in case, even though a couple of my other girls are birds I recently took back from my aunt anyway. Her other birds looked just fine, chickens, ducks, and geese. It's just this one boy who seems to have a problem. So can anyone tell me what this is? If he's got a contagious disease he's going right back and I'll find a new drake. And if it's not contagious, how do I go about treating it?