Many moons ago, I have been up north to ponds and out west to ponds where they had ducks and you could feed them and they'd actually come up and eat. Do ducks just take longer than chicks to make friends? Is it easier if you hatch them, rather than get ducklings? Will they ever make friends? The 5 I have that are big, 3 Cayuga, 1 Black Swedish, and a tan duck run away from me all the time, even when I am there to fill feed dishes. My pheasants didn't take too long to figure out that I usually brought good treats and food. A tasty sweet persimmon made friends with my male Silver. Is there something they particularly like that will help me in making friends? Granted, most of the big ducks are destined for the table, but my little ducks, are going to be pets. And I would like to keep some of my ducks as ones that I could get eggs from. I've heard that duck eggs are super to bake with.