Its been a long time since I had chickens or ducks. Today is day 15, and 24 eggs are coming along great! Almost everyone showed movement. When I had ducks before, I remember them hatching, following me around, etc. As they got older they became more independent, and one day they just started living outside with the other ducks. Weeks or months later I know they were still there and doing fine. I read just not that imprinting and releasing into the wild is unethical. They wont learn what they need to survive on their own. And they will believe they are human, not duck. I live on a lake right that has no ducks, or maybe very few small flying ones that always hide. I always assumed they were birds. My plan from the beginning was to do the same as before. Raise until they live outside. Is my memory off or is the internet exaggerating? And if its not, what should I do? I hate the idea of avoiding them for a week so they no longer imprint on me. But if it'll save their lives I will. I'm not sure that would even make a difference. They will realize they're all siblings and must be the same but I doubt they'd be teaching each other what a parent would. Any insight?