Hi there! Hoping someone with applicable experience or a better understanding of waterfowl behavior can answer my sort of unusual question: I raised my two geese from hatchlings until they were about 5 months old, interacting with them for hours every day. They followed me around, plopped down and fell asleep on my lap whenever I sat down, and honked relentlessly if they couldn't see me. They were very comfortable with being touched. When they were 5 months old I had to leave the state for 4 and a half months for work; I'll be returning this month and I am wondering if my babies will recognize me or if they'll be less tame since they haven't been getting the same level of human contact from the person taking care of them. Thanks in advance!