I have a very young male duck about 9 months old and he weighs 15 lbs. He showed signs of an impacted crop and I sat on Easter most of the day with him and massaged and oiled his crop and tried to get him to throw up the contents. No luck. It seems to me that his crop has gone down and that possibly was not the problem or I have dislodged what was causing his large crop. I dont know. He is not acting sick, has been eating and drinking. Yesterday I went out to let everyone out and he would not walk. He scoots to the water and food. If I get him to get up he does walk a few feet and holds his wings out and plops right back down and seems alittle unsteady. I am so confused as to why he is acting this way and have found nothing online. I was thinking he could be sore from the massaging and "trauma" I had put him through on Easter. So I was gonna give him a few extra days to recoup and see what happends. If I have to put him down I want to do it without a vet because its VERY hard to find a vet that will look at a duck and will charge an arm and a leg for an animal they know nothing about and I want it done the most humane way possible. I have a friend with a .22 hand gun and he was my first thought and I know he would do it for me. But I want to see if anyone has any other options or have done it. I want it done quick and on the first try. I dont want anyone flaming me for deciding to do this on my own! I just want some options that will get the job done quick and the first time if this is something that has to be done.