My 16 week old pekin has a broken femur. I have the option of a surgical fracture repair and pinning the leg by the veterinarain I work for. I am considering doing it but am worried about the ducks stress level and seperation from his buddies. I am thinking that I may be just as well off to isolate him to a small part of the duck pen, treat with pain meds and see how much time helps. He still steps on the foot but is not getting around well. Swims just fine - can't get in the pool on his own but has no problem getting back out. Please offer some thougths. I need to know my course of action by tomorrow.