Hi! Ok, so I've got loads of chickens, turkeys and muscovy ducks on my farm but about an hour ago mother nature threw me a curve ball...one of my cats showed up with a baby duck in it's mouth! I was horrified and at first thought it had somehow gotten into one of my brooders but it was clear it was not a muscovy. I scared the cat off and the duckling is still alive and quite spirited...albeit cold and terrified. I've ID'd it as a Mallard chick and it must have strayed away from it's nest along the river where we live. Fortunately I have a few turkey chicks sharing a large brooder with some muscovy hatchlings so I took the little cutey and introduced it to the tiny flock of fluff. Everyone involved seems pleased enough. Now aside from a wildlife rehabilitation center that I could take this chick to, I'm capable of raising this duckling but don't know much about mallards other than they're aquatic and need more water than muscovies. I'd like to think it'll be a nice addition to my farm for years to come and that I could give it a nice home. Am I thinking about this all wrong? Are there any challenges that I'll face or that this duckling will face moving forward? The fact that it was born wild shouldn't inhibit it's ability to become a member of my current flock should it? I've been culling roosters all day (I never get used to it) so in some way, I'd like to see the arrival of this duckling as my way of giving life back. Any thoughts, advice or ideas? Thanks in advance!