Hello All, I was given a Pekin Male almost a year ago by my Aunt. He was the last survivor on her farm between the fox, coyote, & hawks. As a matter of fact, he was captured by a hawk when my aunt noticed the hawk had him with only one foot, she started beating the hawk with a broom...GO AUNT BEED! So Donald (I know how original), was saved. Well, now, Donald has always gotten along with the hens, talks to them, & goes up every night on his own with them! He is a fantastic addition to our family. We love him so much! So much that we have excavated the property to create a pond where our creek & spring meet. We took him to visit our pond & to let a duck be a duck of course. He refuses to come back in the fence & up at night. Last night was the second night I have begged him to come in. He will not come to me at all as a matter of fact he leaps into the pond & swims the opposite direction I am in. My husband claims he will get hungry & come home to eat. Well, I didn't feed him yesterday or today & tried to coax him with food...he looks at me like " No Thank You, Not Interested!". My thoughts are won't he become to weak to flee a predator if he has to? I have built him a house at the pond that he will not go into at night so I can shut him in. He is on the bank or inside the piping under the driveway. It is so windy & they are calling for snow. What do I do? I want him safe above all else, but he keeps flapping his wings at me & then ignoring me. Its like he's gone "Rogue"..."wild duck on the loose", "Bad to the bone"," Rebel" kind of dude! Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated! I love my Duck, any thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated and will certainly be attempted!