Hi there, My cayuga has recently hatched her baby. She is typically quite calm about me invading her space, she sometimes welcomes it. I entered their brooding pen this morning to try to hold her baby, and she was OK with me approaching him. He then jumped in the water with her (it's shallow enough for a duckling, but it still stresses her out when he swims.) when I picked him up out of the water, she became very protective and latched onto my leg without letting go. I put him back immediately, as I try to respect my animals' space. I understand I'll never be very close with this duckling, but I'd like to get to a place where the mom would comfortable with me holding her him. Is this possible? Any tips would great!