Ok it's me again...I can not get one of my mallard duck to cooperate at all. He will be eight weeks old Thurs and I have been trying to let them out when we are outside to watch it (still not sure of the sex but Im thinking both are females). That isn't working at all I can not catch him to put him up. He doesn't herd very well either just runs and runs. This is to stressful for him and us. So my question is are they old enough to let them out and free range all day, or just leave them in their pen? He does follow us around and comes close but is not cuddly. He doesn't respond to food at these times either. So what do you all do when you can't put them up?