Update!! I have three hens living happily in the henhouse and temporary run. They don't want to use the roosts but instead have been sleeping in the nest boxes. The fourth little hen is currently in a tote in my bathtub enjoying a vaporizer and scrambled eggs while she takes a course of Tylan. I tried Duramycin in their water for the past four days and she has only gotten worse. Last night she was wheezing and rattling and her little face would get all red. She's probably not happy being away from her friends but she seems to be feeling better today.
The same muscovy flock still comes daily, they lay around the hen house run and follow me for food and treats. They arrive at dawn and stay until it starts to get dark. I feel really bad because some evenings they stand and look in the henhouse door and eventually fly off. I thought about making them a shelter, but they keep multiplying! It was one drake and about 8 ducks. Then three other little white ones showed up. Then one regular brown and white duck. And this morning there was a new drake checking us out. By lunch, he had brought his entire flock. I have 25 ducks in my front yard right now! Some of the new ones look a little rough.
I feel really bad not feeding them because they obviously aren't cared for at the neighbors. But I don't have shelter for them and they cross the road every morning and night to get to me. I'm afraid if I did take the fence down around the henhouse now that the hens have made that home, that the ducks might try to take over! Anybody have any ideas? Should I try to make a makeshift shelter or just stop feeding them...
I don't have much advise to offer on the ducks, cause I don't think I could afford to feed an additional flock of 25 and growing. But who knows, I wouldn't want them hungry either. But how is your wrist feeling now? Good luck with the little one, glad she is feeling a little better today.