I brought a sick duckling home from the feed store yesterday bc well, that's how I am. It was returned by a mother of a little girl who "loved" it a lot. When it started acting weird the mom brought it back. It looks like it could be duck hepatitis after reading on the internet (matches symptoms exactly.) My kids and I have been handling it and I'm now a little terrified. Is this something that can be transferred to people or animals? I know it prob can my chickens but they are outside away from it all. Also, has anyone had a duck arch it's back and fall over with its legs stiff and straight out and it not be hepatitis? It is constantly drinking water and I mean every 5 seconds and eating good. It looks a bit spraddle leg so I taped it's legs up. This morning it actually seems to have more energy and was even walking a little. It's not had a episode where it straightens it's legs and arches it's back since yesterday afternoon. It's still pretty lame and spraddle leg. The fact that it made it overnight and shows no worsening gives me a little hope. And help would be great! Thanks!