Hello! I just happened to find myself fostering a very young wild duckling this evening an wanted some advice. From what I was told from the people that found him, he was wandering in the backyard without any mother or siblings. I have no idea how long he was wandering. My dad picked him up from the people because he knew the local reserve would just euthanize the animal, since he would most likely die in the wild. About an hour ago he was dropped off with me, and since then, I've attempted to syringe (not tube) feed per instruction of a good friend whose also a poultry enthusiast. At first, it was a little bit of sugar water. During this, my dad was getting poultry feed for the little guy. My friend discouraged sugar water and instead recommended apple cider vinegar-water mix, and I've provided both that, and some crushed up feed and a little bit of egg yolk for food. He was really lethargic and wouldn't take anything so I set him down in a box. Right now he's set up in a tall cardboard box and heat lamp. There's a fox tail tip for nestling under, and the feed and water as mentioned before. He was really lethargic when he first arrived but as I'm typing, he's peeping up a storm and preening, and very active. He's also trying to walk, but he's still very young so its mostly stumbling. He responds when I "chirp" at him too - so for right now, I think the outlook is really good. However, I've never raised a duck before, and I would like to get as much advice as I can get from anyone. If anymore information is needed, or if you need pictures, I'm happy to supply.