Mine are almost 4 weeks old and they're so afraid of people, that, it's... I'm new to ducks so I don't know if that's normal but I had young chicks (barred rock light sussex crosses) jumping on my head at that age. They're crested ducks, if that has anything to do with the behaviour. Umm I do try to feed them from my hand but they are very reluctant. I can't pick em' up... Especially since their poop is like watery.. I go in their enclosure everyday, feed them, change their water, and chill with them. Even if I just stretch out my arm they flee. I got them at 2 weeks old so I don't really know how they were raised, but the rancher kept them in a cage. Along with several of other crested ducks. So what else can I do to make them like me?