Ok, I have just raised 2 pilgrim goslings and 3 ducks and they are 9 weeks old. They never seemed to get used to me, I held them a few times but they never seemed to accept me as their leader/mother... in fact as they grew they seemes to become more afraid and pile up in corners when i came to change their feed/water. I didn't know what to do so i moved very slowly, spoke in a soft, low voice and tried to disturb them as little as possible. Now at 9 weeks old they still shy away from me when I go into their yard, they make an ugly racket when I herd them into their coop but otherwise seem ok when I'm on the other side of the fence. I know i must have done something wrong... Now i have another chance...since the geese were both male and the ducks are so fun to watch, I have gotten 1 female goose and 2 more ducks all day olds today. I have handled the gosling (since she will likely be the leader due to size) a ton and now she is following me around when I put her down and she sleeps in my apron pocket when I sit down... should I do the same with the ducks or will they pick it up from the goose? Is there anything more I can do to keep this process going? Any pointers from duck and goose mothers would be great!