So I work at a restaurant with a pond behind it. There are lots of ducks that live in this pond. A lot of Pekins, a lot of Mallards, I've seen some khakis too. They're drop-offs and non migrating wild ducks that never leave because people are stupid and irresponsible. All the bread and unbeaten dinner rolls get fed to these ducks. They are malnourished and harassed by bratty kids...ugh. the other day I noticed one of the Pekins floating (dead) in the pond. Who knows what happened but I absolutely love pekins and was upset. I noticed today that a different Pekin female was limping. Looking closer her left leg is red and swollen. It also looks bumpy. Couldn't get a picture it was getting dark. She is getting around ok for now but it's probably only a matter of time until she can't. I want to go get her but I have a few concerns. 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!