Mrs. Wiffle is my very first duck, born April 25th (my birthday) last year. She's a beautiful Cayuga. i had to help her out of the egg, as her top bill is deformed. She seemed fine until sometime last year, perhaps around 8 months old, when she seemed to have trouble walking very far. My vet couldn't find anything wrong, so put her on metacam for pain. She did a lot better, although still not as strong as my other ducks. Friday i noticed she was limping very badly. Brought her inside until yesterday when i could get her to my vet who is a duck expert. After many x-rays, she found that her right leg is broken, way up high on the leg where the ball joint meets the pelvis. Instead of a straight line, that bone looks like an "X". She is perplexed how that happened, as am i. She said she's seen that type of injury after an attack, but it doesn't tend to happen with casual trips or falls. She's running bloodwork to see if there is a metabolic issue that may be causing brittle bones. i am suspecting there is. We should have the results sometime today. i feel so bad for Mrs. Wiffle. She's such a sweet duck.