@Miss Lydia They are a khaki campbell/ black Swedish mix (mother is khaki, father black swede).
I live in an urban area but I know of a vet about an hour away that treats all types of livestock.
There is a demand for both ducks and chickens in my area as urban farming is starting to take off. My municipality permit me to keep 3 ducks so once these little ones are healthy, I plan on rehoming.
I've been keeping ducks for around 3 years now and have controlled hatched around 30 ducklings at this point. When I went away around a month ago, I forgot to tell the person who was watching my ducks to harvest the eggs daily and by the time I returned, they were 2 weeks in. I was surprised that they actually hatched, to be honest.
Now 2 of the 4 ducklings are running in the yard and swimming in the pond I dug earlier this year for my adults. I am not completely comfortable letting then do this but after talking with both people on this board and duck breeders I have correspondedone with, it's completely natural and the ducks all act as a group caring for the young. I had concerns with my drake as he does peck at them but he more or less herds them to their mother although I caught him letting them sit with him earlier.
I will say that this is the last natural hatch I will do. This is too stressful not having complete control in the environment. Also, the pair I have in a brood are super skittish being that they already imprinted on their mother and don't really like being handled. They are so cure it's unfair which is why I barely slept last night worrying about its leg.
It may just be a bad sprain as when I re-dressed it this morning, the swelling had gone down. I'll keep it inside for some r&r, give it some vitamins and keep you updated on the progress. It has been standing on it and placing its for down in a normal position. When it walks, it's awkward but I would expect that with a splint on.
You have lots of experience there. Glad to hear you'll be able to rehome them. yes please keep me updated on how the lil one is doing.