Hi! I have 4 cayuga/pekin cross ducks that are about 10-12 weeks old. I adopted them from a lady who could not keep them. These ducks were raised by a chicken; the mother duck laid the eggs, and the chicken sat them, hatched them, raised them and then kicked them to the curb. When I got them, they had had very little to no interaction with people. I got them about 3 weeks ago, and they wanted nothing to do with me at first. Their big permanent pen was completed 1 week ago, and I have been spending a lot of time with them. They started eating out of my hands, and coming up to me. I want them to be friendly, and I want them to like being around me. It would have been easier if I got them a little younger, but I don't think its a lost cause. All my chickens and ducks in the past were hatched in my incubator, and that was easy. But at this age, it is a little harder. I'm hoping you all have some ideas about how I can make friends with them now. I sit with them and feed them by hand, and I'm being patient letting them come to me and not grabbing them and trying to hold them. They ambush me for food every time they see me, and they call me when they hear me talk in the house. But I want them to be okay being petted and eventually held. I'd like for them to follow me around. Any ideas? I hope I'm not being too optimistic. But I don't think its too late. Thanks everyone!