Hi Folks. I love this forum about ducks and I'am so happy to know that other folks raise ducks. I have five ducks and 13 chickens. 3 years now. My problem is my Pekin who is two years old has been acting very sickly. She usually knocks me over when I go out to feed them their Lettuce and other goodies every morning. She hardley mad a sound the other morning while the other two quacked loudly when they saw me coming with food. I filled the bowl and she slowly made her way to the bowl and ate very little. I knew something was wrong so I picked her up and examined her. I found a small lesion under her foot which is Bumblefoot as I have dealt with this again and again . It's a small sore and isn't to the point where she is favoring that foot yet but my problem is I know she needs antibiotics for that foot but I'm leaving for Denver tomorrow and can't get the Baytril until I get back on Friday. I'm not even sure if it's the Bumblefoot that is causing her to not want to thrive like the others. I'm just guessing this because I have had to deal with this before and the baytril got rid of the sores and they were fine in a week. It's also been VERY cold these last few weeks and has gotten down to below zero so this is probably a shock to them. Maby she is just cold and dosn't want to move from her warm spot ?? They sleep in a duck pen with straw for warmth and they havn't been in water for a few weeks now. maby I should bring her in and put her in the tub and clean that foot.???? Will she be ok until I get back from my trip or am I going to find a dead duck when I return ? I have a friend who is "duck-sitting" while I'm away. I'm worried and need some advice...and thanks for getting back to me.