So, I’ve been raising ducks for three years and hatching them for two. This last summer we had a little guy hatch with a bad leg. At first I just thought it was a tendon problem but after taking him to the vet; it turns out it was a fused joint. He is unable to bend his leg so he is stuck hopping on his one leg. We named him “Fest”! We take care of him the best we can, always make sure that he has clean, soft bedding, lots of food, and he was always surrounded by his hatch mates. Unfortunately, as time went on, his hatch mates grew and eventually were too big for the back porch - where ducklings grow until they go into the teen/adult duck hang out in our back yard. Fest isn’t growing as fast or as much; as expected his disability has stunted his growth a bit. He is way too small to go down with the other ducks nor do I think he could survive down there so he’s staying on the back porch and will probably stay up there for his life time. Everyone knows I can’t just have one duck by himself; he’ll get lonely.. but I’m not sure what to do. I think it’s unfair to bring one of his hatch mates up from the back yard to live with him on the small space on our porch.... but I don’t want him to be by himself. He shouldn’t be by himself. I don’t know what to do. I’m wondering is anyone has dealt with something like this before? Or if anyone has any suggestions to what I can do to make sure he’s not lonely? Thanks for reading and I appreciate any suggestions!