This is a "for my information" kind of post.... About 17 years ago someone dumped a load of wood duck babies on me. The momma was killed crossing the road in the middle of town... go figure. The little ones would not eat and all quickly died even though I kept them warm, had food/water, etc. I did lots of very fast research about wood ducks and learned that they needed to fall from a good height after hatching to get their insides working right... something about a membrane... First of all, is that correct? Do they need to fall to get everything working right on the inside? I often wondered if this was an issue. It was very strange for the wood duck to be in town(This was Millington, TN, a suburb of Memphis), and maybe she hadn't nested properly so the duckling's hadn't had an opportunity for that "fall". Anyone w/ this knowledge?