Duck has hurt leg


In the Brooder
May 5, 2021
I have a 10 week old mallard drake who is learning to fly. He took a couple laps around our barn last night then landed hard!! He limped painfully back to the barn then laid in the coop the rest of the evening. I can't feel any broken bones or any isolated heat but he doesn't want to move or put weight on it. I have him isolated from our chickens & other Mallard duck where he can see them but not get bothered. He's eating & drinking. I've not had much experience with ducks. Could it be sprained? Is it ok for him to swim if I put him in & out of the pool so he doesn't have to use his leg? Any advice would be appreciated!! Thanks!!

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