Hi guys.... a friend of mine unfortunately witnessed a Mama Duck go splat, and one lone baby was left sitting on the double Yellow line.... The kindhearted soul stopped and scooped up the littl'un.... and brought him to my house. I set up an impromtu brooder box in a Rubbermaid tote, and he made it through the night just fine, although he isn't as active as he was yesterday. The little fluffball (From what I read he's two weeks old or so....) is snuggled up under the light with a stuffed toy. I have a waterer in there and some chick starter. Everything I've read says that ducklings are fine and they will eat just fine all on their own, but I'm a little concerned because I haven't seen him eat at all. I've gotten him to drink a little by sticking his nose in the water, and I followed the advice of someone else that said to get a paint tray and put some water in it and let him get his feet and beak wet. He drank a little when he was in there, but only after dozing off and getting his beak in the water. Then he drank. (Yes, I dried him off well afterwards) I'm concerned because he seems "overly sleepy". I know he had a real rough day yesterday, but I'm concerned that he's not eating and thus keeping his energy up. Please folks, I'd like some answers here and I'd like them quick!!! Everything I've read says don't force feed ducklings, and they'll eat all on their own, but I'm concerned that he was bonded with Mama and because she's not around that he's just giving up. (If that makes sense.) My concerns: Lack of energy Only drinks when I wake him up and put his beak in water Bonded with Mama and not allowing me to help.... Have not witnessed him eating. Overall he seems healthy. There were no injuries to him, and he was quite active when he arrived here. He would run around in the cat carrier he arrived in, and then nap for a bit, then run around again. (Perhaps he was cold?) Now that he's in the brooder, he seems only interested in sleeping. (Gave me a heart attack last night because he fell asleep but with his head off to the side on the stuffed toy. I thought I lost him but once I disturbed him he picked his head right up and looked at me as if to say "WHAT do you want!!!???) Please! All advice is appreciated!!!!!! and ASAP!!!!