I had 4 khaki Campbell's I raised from ducklings last year, and one just hatched a nest of 12(!!!) eggs. They're about 3 days old. I can't find any help on what to do with babies with their mother. I feed the big ones layer pellets and some cracked corn, is that ok for the babies too? Or should I be getting the chick food and giving that to them? I didn't know if mom helped them eat.
Also, I have one who hops on one leg, and when mom is walking fast he gets left behind, it's very sad lol. The bad leg looks fine, he can move it, is it just sore? Or is it like "bad?" I'm considering taking him and another one (so he's not alone) to raise myself away from mom, because I'm afraid she's going to ditch him and he'll die, is that a good idea? Can a duck live a long healthy life with one foot?
Am I making any sense?? Hahha thanks in advance for any advice!