Originally Posted by bakersherwood
i have a group of 5 mallards 3 drakes and 2 females...one of my females are nesting and due to hatch. do i need to seperate the female and her duckling from the rest of the group?? will the others harm the ducklings or are they ok to all stay together???
I hope you can get some females out of your hatch cause your ratio of males to females is off, I don't know about drake mallards but I do know I try to keep my Muscovy drakes away from the baby ducklings for awhile till I see how he interacts with them, drakes have been known to kill ducklings, so saying that I would either separate or just keep a watchful eye for any potential danger to the ducklings.