A buddy of mine was cutting hay off one of his fields yesterday when he saw a bird flopping after his mowing rig passed. He went over and found that he had ran over a wild mallard hen sitting on a nest of 7 hatching eggs. Two of the babies were hatched and the other 5 eggs were hatching. he called me to see if I wanted to come pick them up since he did not have the time or accomadations to take care of the little orphaned ducklings. I went to his farm and picked them up. I have them in the guest bedroom in the same brooding setup I used for my turkey babies. They are eating gamebird feed mixed with water and apparently are drinking since I found the waterer bone dry this morning. My son will have a busy rest of the summer being mommy to the little orphans. When they are able to fly we will introduce them to the watershed pond at the edge of my property. It stays covered with duckweed and has lots of acorns around the edges so they should do just fine. I hate that they lost momma right as they were hatching but at least they all survived and have a shot at life.