Hi, guys. I haven't posted in a while, but im happy to be back on the forum. As you may or may not know, i have hatched 3 duckling on December 23, 2015. One rouen, 2 pekin. It was been a crazy but rewarding experience. Especially they day of hatching, but thats not the topic of this post. One of my pekins has always been kinda crazy. He would cause lots of problems from me and hated being held or approached. He is now fully grown and is exhibiting the same issues. When i go to get him into their pen, he runs away very fast and trips, almost breaking his leg. Its lake this every day. Even worse, his bites puncture the skin now, and he is aggressive sometimes. I have a feeling that one of these days he is gonna break his legs. And it was like he had a complete breakdown a week ago. He got into our pool and had trouble getting out and was freaking out. I grabbed him and took him out and he just sat there for like 3 min like he was unable to move. Then, he acted like normal.The other 2 ducks arent nearly afraid as he is. i cant go within 15 feet of him without him taking off. Thanks for reading this, and any suggestions would be a great help.
crazy duck, please help
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