I'm a newbie - just adopted 4 young Muscovy ducks last week. A friend, who was cleaning my pond, told me that when he was cleaning the pond, he got irritated with the ducks for being under his feet. He said he picked up one of them twice and was angry because she pooped on him both times. That night, I noticed that duck was not able to walk very well. She is limping - and then plops down to ljust lay there. I've looked as best I can under her and at her feet and can not see anything obvious wrong. But this is the second day and she still is having trouble walking even a few steps. I've picked her up and put her in the pond which she seems to enjoy - a bit of physical therapy She is eating and drinking well. She does not bite at me when I pick her up. The other three (one Drake and two females) tend to stay close by. I've put her in a cage at night so she can rest and be away from the neighborhood cats. She laid an egg today but the shell was so soft that it broke in the nest. Since getting her, she has regularly laid eggs. I'd certainly appreciate any thoughts as to what might have happened to her; what I can do about it, etc.