Any ideas duck folks on how to help a new-to-me duck to being handled? Or how to calm her sufficiently to being put away in the duck house at night without chasing her around?
We lost our female Pekin about a month ago and a man who raises ducks for the meat market gave me this two month old Pekin to take the place of the one we lost. She/he is super scared of me but hangs out with my male Pekin and spends time in the various swimming pools and wanders the garden just fine. I'm limiting the size of area she/he has to escape to at bedtime, then slowly move in to grab her and put her in the duck house.
Anyone have any better ideas on how to tame this scared creature?