I recently acquired this Mallard duck who was housed with two Pekin drakes. She is a year old, and is pretty beat up. She is very, very, very small. My five week old Welsh Harlequins are bigger than her. She is missing a lot of feathers which is probably a combination of going through a molt, and the drakes. I am sure that with a proper diet, etc. they will grow back. My concern are her feet. They are in bad shape, and I am not sure what to do for them. She seems to lose her balance quite easily. When she is preening herself, in or out of the water, she falls over. She didn't have access to any type of bathing water, just drinking water. Her temporary home is my bathtub. On one end I have a box with pine shavings for her to nest in, and on the other end is a medium size rubbermaid container that I filled with water. She spent all day in the container of water, and I am glad. She smelled really bad, yuk! Anyway, back to her feet. I have on hand some VetRX, baby oil, and antibiotic ointment. Can I use any of these or is there something else I need to get? If I use any of these can she swim in the water or do I need to take the water away? Do I just leave her feet alone? What caused the damage to her feet? Was it the ground coverage she was raised on? Lack of nutrients? Scaly mites? Do ducks get scaly mites? I need help with this one. Thx Oh, we named her Mallerie. Edited to say: I brought her home yesterday, and this morning I found an egg. It is the same color that my Easter Egger hens lay, but smaller.