Hi all, I hope someone can shed a light on this cause we are clueless. Our Pekin, Butter, is a little over a year old. So far she has been healthy as a horse. Within the last 3 days she has shown a strange behavior but only first thing in the morning when she is released from the coop. She comes running out fluffy and talking loudly like always. But she will eventually stop, drop her tail towards the ground and stand tall. She begins panting really hard (I think this is because she is scared about what she is feeling, don't really know). If she tries to walk off she can not make her legs move properly and ends up sitting down trying to use her wings to walk. After about a minute or two it passes and she is off like nothing ever happened. I have only witnessed it happening 2 times in a single morning, within 20 minutes of each other. The rest of the day she is fine and has no issues. When it happens I pick her up, she stretches her neck above my shoulder and just lets me hold her. I can feel how tense she is, she seems to be warmer than usual and her heart rate is increased. Slowly she begins to relax and lets me know she wants down. Again she goes on her merry way. There is no signs of sickness, no discharge, eyes are clear, lungs and heart sound good. We have checked the yard for signs of anything that could have suddenly grown that is bad/dangerous - nothing. They live in a 90x40 yard, fenced in, and have been there for over a year. The coop is a 10x12 barn kept clean. I even walk around daily on poopy patrol with the hose getting rid of any piles I see. Water is changed in the three pools daily and the tubs are changed 1-2xs daily. She shares the yard with 9 other ducks and 18 chickens...no one else is sick, hurt, or acting strange. It has just hit her suddenly and only in the AM. I did find some bumblefoot and will begin treating it tomorrow when I pick up some ointment for it. But we have had that issue with it before and this behavior did not occur. Plus it seems to be more than "ouch, my foot hurts and I don't want to use it" cause she walks/runs just fine. So any clues?? Advice??