Hey y'all! This is my first time keeping ducklings, so any taming advice is welcomed! I got the smaller ones at a few days old, the bigger ones a little older (these are best guesses as the sales associate was a dunder head). They like me so far. They let me feed them treats by hand, hang around them, etc. They run to the corner if I move too quickly of course. I pick them up several times a day for only minutes at a time for cuddling as I have other things to do. Every time I pick them up they fight it less and 'scream' less . Particularly I need advice on getting them used to my kids. I have a 4 year old boy and the 1 year old is obviously too young to hold them, he just likes to observe. I'm hoping for some girls so we can harvest duck eggs. BUT I'm also happy with their pest control for the garden and they will be treated as family pets. SO, now that you know our background, on to their names! ;D I didn't want to name them yet since I don't know sex but I read that if you start early you can get them used to names. I'm thinking of repeating their names as I stroke them when I cuddle them individually? Any experience here? I'll color code zip ties to their legs later probably. If they end up not responding to their names, nbd, I just want them tame enough to hang with me and the kids while I garden. Meet: Blue, Fig, Gladys, & Mabel. OBVIOUSLY wishful thinking for girls hahaa.. Blue & Fig are pretty gender neutral names though, they are the younger ones.