The other day I accidentally startled my 4 month old duck- this poor duck has been through a lot. He needed assistance during the hatch, then I had to help it through spraddling and then a second bout of spraddling about a month later, then most recently angel wing. Well, it jumped off the deck and eventually found it's way under the deck. I told everyone the duck was loose and it was under the deck so to be extra sure the dogs didn't get after it until I could recapture the duck. Well, guess what? My warning went unheeded and the 5 pups got my duck. A big chunk of feathers was ripped from it's wing and it's leg must be broken. I can't see visible damage to the leg to say it's just hurt. It remains curled up and the duck won't put any weight on it. The duck may also have a injury to its chest but I can't see since he's solid black and no feathers were removed in that area. As a result, the duck does nothing more than rest. The last 2 days it has basically slept, only waking when we go out to pet/talk to it. The duck is drinking but no longer eating. It no longer lifts its head. The first few days the duck stayed upright and alert. Not now This all happened a week ago tomorrow. I have an appt with the vet to put him down. My husband offered to "do it" but I've seen him take out a snake .... it is never quick. My duck deserves to go peacefully. I'm royally bummed about this. But if someone will tell me that a duck can recover from a broken leg, I'll wait a little longer. But I seriously believe it will die of starvation sooner than later. What breaks my heart is that the duck has what looks like a tear next to his eye. I think he's in pain and miserable.