Why are my ducks running from my new duckling? Brand new duckling..3 days old. Actually ive had it for two weeks and Im hand raising it, then i thought id see what the other ducks did if i let it near them. A duck and a Drake (and silky). My duckling runs up to them and they run away from it in terror...? Is that unusual? My only guess is that they think the duckling is mine or one of my minions,,, lol! any ideas?