My Duckling is kind of a D***kling
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Sounds like he's fearful. @sourland- do you have any suggestions?
You may want to back off on the handling - but still spend time near him, offering treats. Some ducklings go through a phase where they are terrified of anything big, of being cornered, of having someone suddenly show up in their field of view with no warning.
They can get through this. My entire Runner flock did. But it took time and loads of patience and some effort on my part to remember to speak before coming around the corner, not to loom over them, to approach the brooder low, and so forth.
Treats really help. Make sure to read the sticky on treats.