I brought home a trio of Muscovy ducklings when I went to pick up the new goats (could not resist, of course!). One of them is a little smaller than the others but 10 times meaner! Anytime someone sticks their hand in the brooder to mess with them she attacks your hand and bites you as hard as she can. I have tried handling her as much as possible to see if it will help make her more tame, but it only seems to make it worse. I also tried grabbing her beak and holding it each time she bites to try to make her realize that biting is a no-no, but it does not seem to faze her one bit. Right now she is still mostly in baby fuzz and her bites are not too painful, but I can just imagine her once she's grown and can do some real damage! I can see myself now being pursued across the yard by a vicious bird intent on taking a chunk out of me. My newest idea was to separate her from the other two (who DON'T bite, btw) and see if her loneliness makes her appreciate visits from people more. It's a trick that I've seen work wonders on other 'animals with attitude.' I've used it with horses and even with some feral kittens that I fostered. Usually they are all tough when they are with their posse, but as soon as they are alone for a bit they want to be your best friend. She has been separated from them since this morning with only us for company, but so far she seems unperturbed and just as bitey as ever. Anyone else out there had this issue? Is there a secret to teaching a duckling not to bite or is there any chance she will grow out of it?