I have an older pekin who is about 6-7 years old. She is quite lame and her feet now turn in a bit so she trips over them. She uses her wings, which are a bit mangled now, and beak on the ground to steady herself after so many steps. /she can get around when she wants to. She stays in one area most of the day, and I provide her with food, vitamins, and water close by. I check on her often and carry her to the pool and pen. She has lost a lot of weight, as she is not eating like she use to. She seems to accept her limitations, but it has been suggested that I put her down because she must be in pain. I feel the quality of her life is good, as she is well looked after, but if she is in chronic pain, there is no real way to tell. Am I being selfish and cruel by not putting her down? Not sure if there is an answer to this.