I was removing the chicken eggs that didn't hatch last week and I noticed my duck eggs started pipping already YAY! I love little ducky ducks thet are so cute...and afraid of me i dont know how to get them unafraid ive tried handling them it doesnt seem to help much everytime i open the door to the brooder they run like I'm coming in to hurt them... dang it
Do you talk to them and let them know you are there before opening the door? Maybe just sitting for a time with them just talking softly or singing to them will help and not handling them. also if they are old enough a soft hand with some yummy meal worms or smashed peas may win them over too. I can't sing a lick but my birds don't seem to mind.