Hello bird friends! I am new to the group and new to ducks. Someone just gave me 3 muscovies (1 drake, 2 hens). One of the hens has an injured leg. She said that the person she got her from told her the duck had slipped on ice. But then when I went to pick up the ducks from my friends farm her daughter grabbed this poor girl by the legs and carried her upside down to me (to my horror...). I am sure this rough handling of the duck made the leg even worse. I have given her 2 days to settle into our pond and duck house with her tiny flock. She seems to be eating and drinking, and I have seen her in the pond once. She spends more time in the house than the others, but the weather has been cold and rainy (Ottawa, Ontario in early April). I tend toward a hands off approach, with the idea that intervening can sometimes make things worse. And because these ducks are new to us, I don't want to stress them even more than they have already been stressed with 2 moves in 3 days. I have read the threads here on broken duck legs. I haven't examined her closely (again, stress factor for her) but I have watched her closely and she isn't putting any weight on her leg at all. She just hops on her good leg when she ventures out. Any suggestions for best approach? Also wondering if it is really true that grabbing ducks by the legs and carrying them upside down is really the best way?? I find it hard to believe, but this is what they told me. I just carried them gently under my arm and they were fine (strong, but fine). Thanks in advance! I should also mention that we have chickens in a separate area and no other ducks, so the ducks are isolated without additional stressors.