OK, so I got a call last night from a lady who knows we keep chickens. Apparently there is a wild mallard duck who has been coming to her house for the past 4 years to nest, and raise her babies until they are old enough to leave. Well, this year she laid 12 eggs, and only 5 hatched. Mother was with babies until yesterday when a hawk decided to come pluck a few off. Mother tried to protect her babies, but the hawk got her also. So now there were 3 little helpless ducklings. Of course I said we'd take them and the plan is to raise them until they can fly, then release them back to the wild. They are very skittish right now, and pretty quick too. How long does it take for them to fly? They seem to get along ok with the chickens, but I didn't leave them together unsupervised. They are seperated right now. Any thoughts/comments on these babies? I think they are about 3 weeks old.