So we've gotten two little Mallard ducklings. Not really sure how old they are but here's a pic we took of them yesterday: We've never raised ducks before but I think we're doing ok. They're currently staying in a sectioned off are of the pen we keep our chicks in, in the chicken coop. Getting fed Flock Raiser with grit, heat lamp and daily baths in the bathroom (or outside, weather permitting). Anyway my main question is, we've had them for a week and they're still terrified of us. The freak out when we go to get them from the pen or out of the water. I'm worried we're stressing them out because they get really scared. As in frantically trying to escape by diving or climbing up the sides of the tub. I've tried to pet them while I hold them to make the experience nicer, but I'm not sure if I'm helping or making things worse. I'll scratch the back of their necks and stroke the top of their heads and they'll sometimes quiet down but they tremble a lot. So is there any specific spot ducks really like being petted? Ways I can make their bath times less terrifying? It's when they get their 'treats' (mostly bok choy lately) and they seem to love it but..I feel bad Thanks for any advice!