My ducks (the females) just barely tolerate me. Will not eat out of my hand, hate - hate - hate being picked up, etc. After two weeks of treating for bumblefoot with over the counter antibiotics, I now have oral baytril to give them. I am truly the "big, ugly, hairy human" that makes them run now. Have no perfected the technique to giving them oral antibiotics...but we are all hoping I perfect it soon. Only given them two doses. First dose was fine....second dose they knew what was coming and think I got more on me that in them! What we do not learn to do in our first year of having ducks!