A couple evenings ago, as I was about to go to a friend's house for dinner, I heard the unmistakeable cheeping of a distressed baby bird. I looked around and found the tiniest little duckling struggling through the grass in my yard. I live by an extremely fast-moving creek in a coniferous forest. There isn't much ground cover to nest in, and so I assumed that the little guy must be a wood duck. Also it's just so small! But its eye stripe seems more mallardy. Its egg tooth fell off later that night, so I'm guessing it was less than two days old. I searched around for about an hour to try to find its mother or siblings, but couldn't. I haven't raised a mallard since I was a kid. Are they really this small? What else could it be? At about 4 days old, it's the length of my thumb (and I'm a small woman). It's a lot tinier than the ducklings at my local feed store. Also, is it okay by itself? I have chickens that I'm planning on putting it out with once it gets off the heat lamp. Below is a pic I took yesterday. It's much smaller than it looks in the photo. If you need them I can get better shots when I get home. Thanks!