Hello: A cousin couldn't keep her Ancona hen or Peking drake and their 8 ducklings. We had them for about a week- the ducklings are about 6 weeks old and are well taken care of by a skittish mom. Unfortunately one of the males on the farm attacked the runt of the litter and he's now badly beaten up. Aside from scrapes and some bruises the worst injury is to his ankle/feet. We're uncertain of how or if we should splint them or allow him to recover on his own. It has been injured for 24 hours- it eats, drinks. It is isolated in our home from the rest of the flock in a small rabbit cage and then it was moved to our bathtub with a towel. We are trying a warm water soak to both clean it (spilled water and food all over it) and try to bring down any soreness/swelling. An emergency vet trip will cost us around $150 just to start and any excess males from our flock were going to freezer camp once they were large enough. We are willing to put some care and love into this little baby but these are our first brooded and parent raised birds. Baby duck condition at the moment: Drinking, rinsing face Attempting to move and waddle around in the water, chewing on random bits of grass or dirt in the bath water Standing as best as possible "Flapping" wings Peeping It stands on the knee portion of its legs, one foot splayed properly but falls to the other side. Bruises/scrapes seem to be healing. Feet are not hot to the touch, only slightly red where they rub on the harder surfaces (Removing all of the water now to dry duckling and add padding for the night) It sounds quite active in moving, splashing, drinking right now but you can hear it bang the legs instead of walking well. I hope that is enough info. I am posting a picture of standing and we are hoping the quality of life isn't terrible. We're trying to keep him warm, fed, calm, quiet, and clean.