The Silver Wood Duck is a color mutated variant of wood duck. Just like Wood Ducks they are extremely hardy, easy to care for, and will get along well with others in a mixed collection. Wood Ducks are cavity nesters and will require a raised box for nesting. While most experienced waterfowl aviculturist find wood duck ducklings fairly easy to raise, many people attempting it for the first time find them quite challenging. For the beginner excessive losses of ducklings at about 4-6 days of age is common, and usually results from the fact that they did not settle down enough to begin eating, or did not like the food or the way it was presented.