I briefly reintroduced the ducklings to the flock this morning. Their mother accepted them no problem, the drake pecked at them one time and I yelled at him & chased him away and he seemed to care less about them after. Their siblings pecked at them a little bit but both the ducklings from inside the house are now bigger than the outside ones so I wasn't concerned. Unfortunately at this point the injured duckling can't keep up with the flock so I brought them back in. I'm going to try running them a little more, maybe outside at night when the others are close in their house. It struggled getting out of the pond and isn't able to hid in their numbers which I'm not comfortable with.
@aychbe good for you bringing it back in. Did you say you are giving them Brewers yeast or niacin? this could be a niacin deficiency too. Some just seem prone to it and others don't. Won't hurt to give the little one some usually if it's a niacin def they bounce back pretty quick usually before the week is up. If it's a niacin def or injury probably running them isn't going to help and may hurt, especially if it's an injury. Why not just warm water therapy where it can swim and not put undue pressure on hurt areas.
Edited by Miss Lydia - 10/8/15 at 8:58am