Hi there. It's been a while since I have visited, but I need advice on caring for my injured duck. She's around 6 months old and starting limping about a month ago. I'm not sure if she hurt her leg when she hopped off the side porch or jumped out of her bath, but I kept her confined for two weeks indoors with very little room to walk around, then outside in a pen with more room and lots of social interaction with her hen-buddies. Quackerton thinks she is a chicken! At the time there was no swelling that I noticed, but I was focused on her feet and mid-leg joint. She can move the leg, will bear weight on it, and swims. Just when she uses it more she starts limping worse. Lately she's started plopping down and not moving for a while - I assume resting. I noticed today that she was limping even more than usual- I had let her out to walk around the yard. When I picked her up I felt a large, soft swelling at the top of her leg, never thought to check there. I've raised plenty of chickens, never a duck. Forgive me for being an idiot and not realizing my girl could have a sore joint up there. It just didn't occur to me, was never large enough to feel when I carried her around. She and my chickens are free-range. There's tons of forage from berries to snails to frogs to grain. All sorts of bugs and she really likes to dabble in the ground under the apple tree where the earthworms come up. They get cracked corn and oats as supplement, she also eats table scraps every day which are fresh each meal, no saving until it's mushy. I give her and the chickens calcium in water one a week or so and dried/ground egg shells for grit. What am I doing wrong? A vet isn't an option as they all treat large farm animals or cats/dogs here. I have some experience with animal medical care, I worked with a vet in the 90's, but not on ducks. No bones feel broken, as I said she can walk on it and doesn't act to be in distress when I move the joint. She doesn't like me to push on it to gauge the swelling, but it is soft and warm, not hard/hot. I have amoxillin and baby aspirin (80 mg). Would that help?