I found a mallard duckling.. its mother has been run-over by a car. i have it in a box with some grass, fine hay and a wooly beanie to sleep on. it is in the sun. i will get a heater beside t at night. I have mushed chicken feed up with water and put it in the box.. it is really scared of people and runs away.. it likes to be huddled up n the beanie. but when i left it for 10 minutes and came back it was drinking from the water dish i gave it. i want it to imprint on me and think im its mother.. and just trust me! this is legal in new zealand.. and we have a large pond.. we own a farm.